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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator — Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N, C. 
Associate Moderator— R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Promotional Chairman — C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C, 
Training Union Director — 

Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Temperance Chairman — J. E. Hensley, Celo, N. C. 
Orphanage Chairman — W. M. Westall. Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Education Chairman — E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Literature Chairman — Miss June Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Evangelistic Chairman — Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman — H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Bible School Director — Miss Louise Jamerson, Pensacola, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 



BALD CREEK— Pastor, Lester Edwards, Flat Creek, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N. C 
Sunday School Superintendent — Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
Music Director — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Floyd Banks, Route 1, Burnsville, N, C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Coy Fox, Route 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Weights Hollifield, Route 3, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Ossie Gouge, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Lawrence Robinson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Carl Robinson, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— W. M. Banks, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Louise Silver, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent— Harold Harris, Star Route, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. E. B. Silver, Star 

Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood President — Charles Harris, Star Route, Burnsville, 

N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Frances McMahan, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Walter McKinney, Celo, N. C. 
Treasurer — Robert Gouge, Celo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Floyd Huskins, Celo, N. C. 

Woman's Missionarj^ Union President — 

Music Director— Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Celo, N. C. 



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BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. C. B. Trammel, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Irvin Wicker, Burnsville. N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Carl Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Briscoe Wilson, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Training Union Director — Ford McCurry, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. E. G. Adkins, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Miss Louise Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Niram Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Fonz Whitson, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Fonz Whitson, Ramsaytown, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Addler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, J. C. Brown, Cranberry, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Bryan, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Dewey Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Bill Ball, Route 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Ben Lee Hensley, Cane River, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Charlie Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Nick Gouge, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Ransom Riddle, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Ransom Riddle, Star Route, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Johnsie Ray, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Julius Henline, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Frank McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Kermit Gillespie, Micaville, 
N. C. 

Music Director— Haskel McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Clarence A. Buchanan, Route 1, Toe- 
cane, N. C. 

Clerk — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer— L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green 
Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director— J. J. McCurry, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ELK SHOAL— Pastor, 

Clerk— Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Cane River, N. 

Sunday School Superintendent — -L, L. Proffitt, Route 1, Burns- 
ville N. C. 

Music Director — Frank Randolph, Cane River, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor, V. W. Green, Cranberry, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Ray Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, V. W. Green, Cranberry, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Cordie Wilson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Ed Grinstaff, Route w, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Mrs. John Phillips, Route 2, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— W. L. Maney, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Frank Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Sam Rathbourne, Cane River, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Frank Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
IVY GAP — Pastor, Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Myrtle Fender, Swiss, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jess Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nelson Chandler, Route 2, 
Mars Hill, N. C. 

Music Director — Amos Edwards, Swiss, N. C. 
JACK'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — E. F. Hunter, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Molt Hensley, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director— Arnold Higgins, Route 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Pansy Franklin, 
Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Clarence Laws, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Pensacola, N. C, 

Treasurer — Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Louise Jamerson, Pensa- 
cola, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Miss June Wilson, 
Pensacola, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
LOCUST GROVE— 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Troy Murphy, Huntdale, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Henry Murphy, Huntdale, N. C. 
MOUNT MITCHELL— 

Clerk — Mrs. Connie Chrisawn, Hamrick, N. C. 

Treasurer — Walter Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Odis Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 



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MOUNT PLEASANT— 

Clerk — Mrs. C. B. Tomberlin, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — B. M. Tomberlin, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Training Union Director — Miss Jennie Hensley, Swiss, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society — Mrs. Horace Shepherd, Swiss, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Miss Jennie Hensley, Swiss, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, R. L. Hinson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Edwin C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Charles Buchanan, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — George G. Hall, Micaville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Park Whitson, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk — Gaw Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — John Randolph, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Ward Woody, Route 1, Green 

Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director — C. W. Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Loyd Ponder, Route 1, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — 

Sunday School Superintendent — Lida Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor, Ed Riddle, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— J. H. Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Louis Robinson, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Coy Austin, Cane River, N. C. 
Music Director — Ralph Towe, Cane River, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Francis Anglin, Route 1, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Frances Anglin, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE—Pastor, H. P. Hicks, Route 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Celo, N. C. 
Treasurer — Lewis Shuford, Celo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — R. L. Rector, Hamrick, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. James McDougle, Hamrick, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Roy Autrey, Celo, 



UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, R. L. Hinson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Terr ill Young, Windom, N. C. 
Treasurer — Verlin Hughes, Windom, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Lee DuLaney, Windom, N. C. 
Music Director — Lee DuLaney, Windom, N. C. 



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WINDOM— Pastor, R. L. Hinson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Vera Griffith, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Ralph Griffith, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Cling Briggs, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Roy Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, T. J. Willis, Route 1, Toecane, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Kate Gurley, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Claude Burleson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Yates Laws, New Dale, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor, Steve Clark, Celo, N. C. 
Clerk— J. E. Johnson, Toledo, N. C. 
Treasurer— E. B. Bailey, Toledo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — E. B. Bailey, Toledo, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Ivan Renfro, Toledo, N. C. 
Music Director — Calvin Robinson, Toledo, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

W. M. Blevins, Celo, North Carolina 

Arthur Boone, Green Mountain, North Carolina 

Ardie Grinstaff, Micaville, North Carolina 

J. E. Hensley, Celo, North Carolina 

Theo Letterman, Celo, North Carolina 

Paul McKinney, Toledo, North Carolina 

Harold Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, North Carolina 

M. A. Shuford, Celo, North Carolina 

S. W. Shuford, Hamrick, North Carolina 

Carl Sparks, Green Mountain, North Carolina 

Jimmie Thomas, Elizabethton, Tennessee 

Fred Wheeler, Morganton, North Carolina 

Arthur Wyatt, Windom, North Carolina 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BOLEN'S CREEK: 
O. E. Allen 

BROWN'S CREEK: 
Homer Robinson 

BURNS VILLE, FIRST: 

Mrs. G. L. Hensley, P. M. Banks 

BYRD'S CHAPEL: 

Burgin Adkins, Braskey Mitchell, Mrs. Brasky Mitchell 

CRABTREE: 

B. G. Hughes, Ed Silvers, Henry Redden, Lee Hilliard, Lee 
Young 

DOUBLE ISLAND: 

J. C. Thomas, Mrs. Lee Buchanan 

ELK SHOAL: 

Malt Mcintosh, Mrs. Vergie Holland 

FAIRVIEW: 

Bud McNeal 

MOUNT MITCHELL: " 
John Eff ler, Joshua Robinson 

MOUNT PLEASANT: 
Mrs. Virginia Tipton 

PLEASANT GAP: 
Gudger Robinson 

PLEASANT GROVE: 

Ed Woody, John Thomas 

RIVERSIDE: 

Miss Ethel Roland 

SOUTH ESTATOE: 

B. A. Gibbs, J. A. Wilson 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL: . .- 

Will Wyatt 

ZION: 

Jack Renfro, Sr., Jack Renfro, Jr., Adolphus Bailey, Isaac T. 

Bailey 



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PROCEEDINGS 
Friday Morning Session 

The Seventy-third session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
meeting with the South Estato-e Baptist Church, August 31st and 
September 1st, 1951 was called to order by the Moderator, E. J, Hall. 

J. E. Hensley, the Choirster, led in the singing of "All Hail the 
Power". E. J. Hall led the openmg prayer. H. P. Hicks, the host 
pastor, brought the devotional message. 

During the business session the following committees were ap- 
pointed by the Moderator: 

PLACE AND PREACHER— Herman Angel, A. L. Silvers, Mrs. 
Mollie Robinson. 

RESOLUTION— Steve Clark, Ralph Young, Mrs. Edna Hall. 
^ , WATSON FUND— Ade Buchanan, C. B. Trammel, J. B. Briggs. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES— H. P. Hicks, Park Whit- 
son, Barnett Ray. 

Miss Mary Evelyn Hensley brought a message in song as she 
sang, "The Stranger of Galilee". R. A. Pate preached the sermon 
using. "Christ Is The Answer" as his subject. The Scripture was 
found in Acts 9. The message included these facts: Be Something, 
Believe Something, See Something and Do Something. 

After the singing of "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee", C. B. 
Trammel and the college students brought the Christian Education 
Report. The report is as follows: 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

The report on Christian Education this year was presented by 
Miss Mary Evelyn Hensley, Meredith College, Miss Sara Hamrick 
and Miss Elizabeth Roberts, Wake Forest College. These fine young 
women told the association of tlie fine Christian spirit that pre- 
vailed upon their college campus. Miss Hensley had spent the sum- 
mer working in Vacation Bible Schools in the Avery Association. 
Miss Roberts had given without financial remuneration seven weeks 
of her vacation teaching in Vacation Bible Schools in Yancey As- 
sociation, Miss Hamrick had been active in the work of her local 
church. It was agreed that it was one of the best reports on Chris- 
tian Eductaion ever to be presented to the Yancey Association. 

We should remember, however, that besides Meredith and 
Wake Forest we have in our Baptist State Convention Mars Hill, 
Gardner-Webb, Campbell, Wingate, and Chowan Colleges, together 
with the School of Nursing at the Baptist Hospital. Last year we 
had a total enrollment of 5,000. Of this number, 400 are preparing 
for the ministry, with another 300 training for definite Christian 
service. 

As the State provides greater financial support for its colleges 
and universities, so must our churches increase its support to our 
Baptist Colleges. In 1950 through the Cooperative Program the 
Baptists of North Carolina made available $350,000 for these seven 
Baptist Colleges, or an average of $70. per student. This looks small 
in contrast to the more than $400.00 per student provided by the 



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State for the students enrolled in its colleges and universities. Sure- 
ly 700,000 Baptists can and will provide the financial support nec- 
essary to give adequate support to our fine Christian Colleges. 

Let us pledge our prayers, our gifts, and encourage our sons 
and daughters to attend our Baptist Colleges. 

Charles B. Trammel, Chairman 

Christian Education, 

Yancey Baptist Association. 
Ralph Young, Chairman of Evangelism brought the report on 
Evangelism. It is included below: 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

A Christian's Marching Orders are found in Matthew 28:19, 20. 
That order was given by the Captain of Our Salvation and as yet, 
has not been changed. 

John J. Pershing was called to inspect and give a test to some 
graduates at West Point. He gave the Forward March and then 
mounted his auto and drove several blocks and stopped beside a 
large brick building to watch and see what the men would do. They 
did not stop or mark time. They kept pushing and climbing, trying 
to go forward. He gave them one hundred on the examination. 

We as Christians are supposed to go forward with the Word of 
God. We are to continue on trying to reach souls. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ralph Young 

J. C. Canipe, State Secretary of Evangelism, spoke to the re- 
port and closed the morning session with prayer. 

Friday Aflernoon Session 

The afternoon session opened with the singing of "I Love Thy 
Kingdom." Arthur Thomas read the Scripture and led in prayer. 

The following committtees reported. The reports were adopted 
as read: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: 

Place — Bolen's Creek 
Preacher — Steve Clark 

Respectfully submitted, 
Herman Angel, A. L. Silvers, 
Mrs. Mollie Robinson 

Resolution 

We would like to express our many thanks to the South Es- 
tatoe Church for their courtesy, their hospitality and their coopera- 
tion throughout the session of this associational meeting. 

To our speakers and all others who have had a part, including 
our Associational Officers, who have had a part in making this 
meeting the meeting it has been, we would like to express our ap- 
preciation. 



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We are hoping and praying that this coming year will be our 
greatest for Christ. God is counting on us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Steve H. Clark, Ralph Young, 
Mrs. Edna Hall. 
J. E. Hensley brought the Temperance Report and spoke to the 
same. The report as adopted is found below and is an article clipped 
from the Biblical Recorder. 

TEMPERANCE REPORT 
The Evil Tide Rises, and Rises 

Like sounding brass and tinkling cymbals have been the rauc- 
ous voices of the liquor-loving proponents of the A. B.C. stores and 
"legal control" — and one of their big talking points has been: "Let 
us put legal liquor stores in, and the bootlegger will go out." Never 
has the devil invented a greater lie nor a more deluding argument. 
Look at the counties and towns where "legal" stores are in full op- 
eration, where wine and beer are sold "legally" in grocery stores 
and here and there and everywhere, and see if the bootlegger has 
gone out of busmess. 

A few days ago, at Windsor, Bertie County officers captured a 
super-still, believed to be the largest ever captured in North Caro- 
lina, with a capacity of 32,000 gallons, and estimated to be doing 
business of $13,000 a week in bootleg liquor, and this only a few 
miles from the A. B.C. store in Windsor that was supposed to do 
away with bootlegging in that area. 

In Martin County, where A. B.C. stores flourish, and where beer 
and wine can be bought "legally" about as plentifully as groceries, 
bootleggers also ply their trade, and stills are captured from time 
to time. Over 50 bootleg stills were captured in another well-known 
"wet" county of East Carolina in less than a year's time; in a coun- 
ty that has A. B.C. stores in every city and town and village almost. 
The flood tide of liquor is rising fast; and it will engulf us and de- 
stroy us if we do not stop it. 

So, what does the public get? They foolishly vote liquor stores 
in; this encourages and increases the supply of liquor, makes it 
easier to buy, and then liquor is available all dav from the "legal" 
stores and all night from the bootleggers who flourish from their 
thirsty customers' trade. So it gives 24-hour service, whiskey at 
all hours. 

The big distillers and the brewers associations for a long time 
told the public how legal stores would wipe out the illicit and boot- 
leg trade entirely and bring in a new day. But now they sing a 
different tune. Listen: "We point with alarm and deep concern to 
the ever-increasing inroads upon our business bv the bootleggers 
and illicit operators, who pay no tax and operate no stores, but plv 
their trade in undercover channels almost everywhere . . .we must 
deal with this problem." Fancy that, the liquor barons themselves 
getting worried over the bootleggers who have multiplied in these 
davs of "legal" liquor that was supposed to abolish them forever 
and "bring in a new day of control." 

The Training Union Report was read by Miss Wanda Robertson. 
The report is as follows: 



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TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Jesus is depending on His followers to make Him known here 
and to the ends of the earth. This is the greatest privilege and 
greatest task ever given to human hands. If we are to be approved 
workmen, we must be trained by Jesus Christ, Our Master. 

The Training Union is the Church training and we believe that 
every Christian should be a loyal member of a Training Union. 
Surely the churches should make possible this opportunity for 
their members. 

We have four churches reporting a Training Union with 309 
members enrolled and an average attendance of 183. The following 
churches reported a Training Union: Bolen's Creek; Burnsville, 
First; Mount Pleasant and South Estatoe. Twenty-nine churches in 
our association are failing to accept Christ's Challenge when He 
says, "Come after Me and I will make you to become fishers of 
men." This is the specific task of a Training Union. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
Training Union Director 
"Jesus Calls Us" was sung at this time. 

The Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent, Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson, brought the report concerning this phase of the work. 
The report was adopted and is given below: 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As we review the work of the Yancey Association for the past 
year our hearts praise God and give thanks for the many blessings 
He has given us. 

We began our year's work with a leadership conference which 
gave us plans and inspiration for the things we wanted to do. We 
are slowly advancing; we gained one Missionary Society and two 
Junior organizations. Most of our societies have engaged in com- 
munity mission work and have had. mission study classes. 

We regret to say that we still have a host of unenlisted women 
and young people who need to be sought. 

In November the boys of the Royal Ambassador Chapters en- 
joyed the blessings they received at the conclave in Asheville. 

In June a large number of boys and girb enjoyed fellowship, 
information and inspiration when they had the opportunity to go 
to Fruitland for five days of Associational Camp. We feel that camp 
is a very important part of our work. 

We are thankful that our leaders are interested in the advanc- 
ing of the work. 

As we advance we can see that there is still much work to be 
done and we realize that the task that confronts us is great. We 
are weak but we are serving a Saviour who is strong and we are 
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We are grateful for the work that has been done in the past 
year, but how urgent and unfinished is our task!. Let us press on 
toward victory realizing the harvest is ready, the laborers are few. 
Let us glean the fields that we may help to enlist more laborers, 
realizing — 

Today is ours — Let's live it. 
Our work is here — Let's do it. 
The road is rough — Let's clear it. 
• . Today is ours — Let's take it. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
W. M. U. Supt. 

Steve Clark, Sunday School Superintendent, made the Sunday 
School report. The report as adopted follows: 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Jesus' orders to us are, "Go ye and teach". Last year we had 
3,365 enrolled in our Sunday Schools with 2,170 in average attend- 
ance. We are proud of the work that has been done but we are 
conscious that there are many who are not being taught. We haVe 
5,266 church members and we know there are many boys and girls 
who are not old enough to join the churches. Then there are young 
people and adults who are not church members — these need to be 
enrolled in our Sunday Schools. 

We would like to suggest that our Teachers and Officers come 
together for a weekly meeting or at least a monthly workers' coun- 
cil. This matter of teaching is an important one. We need to pray, 
plan and study. 

It is our prayer that v/e will join under God's guidance in 
making this a great Sunday School year with more enrolled, better 
attendance and more efficient teaching being done. God is count- 
ing on all His children. 

Respectfullv submitted, 
Steve Clark 

A. Z. Jamerson brought the Orphanage Report in the absence 
of the Chairman, W. M. Westall. The report as read and adopted 
is given below: 

ORPHANAGE REPORT TO DISTRICT ASSOCIATIONS 

Mr. Reed says, "In your child care program you make available 
three channels through which dependent children are aided. At 
Mills Home and Kennedy Home we cared for 606 last year. Then 
through Mother's Aid we helped support 100. In addition to this 
we supported 58 children in Boarding Homes. This makes a grand 
total of 764 children who were given support through your Or- 
phanage Program. 

There are two major sources of support for your program of 
child care. The greatest of these is the ONCE-A-MONTH offering 
by the Sunday Schools and churches. The other is the Thanksgiv- 
ing Offering. All this money is used exclusively for the support of 
the children. By strict economy it has always been sufficient to 
meet their needs. Hence, your Orphanage has never sponsored a 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 



special campaign for funds. All buildings have been erected by spe- 
cial gifts from interested friends. Since the members of our 
churches have given DIRECTLY AND REGULARLY to the Or- 
phanage it has kept these children close to their hearts, and we 
believe has stimulated their religious zeal and caused them to give 
more to the total Denominational Program. 

The financial condition of your Orphanage is good. However, 
it DOES NOT HAVE a large surplus of funds as some have thought. 
Like most of your own families, we have to be extremely careful 
with our expenses in order to get through the year without a deficit. 

Through the generous bequest of the late Mr. Robert M. Idol 
of Winston-Salem, we received last year the greatest single gift 
that has ever come to the Orphanage. This gift, together with a 
similar one from his sister, the late Miss Lelia M. Idol, totaled a 
little more than seven hundred thousand dollars. NOT ONE PEN- 
NY OF THIS CAN EVER BE USED FOR CURRENT EXPENSES. 
The donors designated in their will that it should be used to build 
a Church, and Infirmary, and a Print Shop. These buildings and 
one cottage for children are now under contract. When they are 
finished and furnished we will have less than $30,000 of this fund 
left which could be used to help erect another building. Actually, 
when our present building program is finished we will have NO 
SURPLUS FUNDS LEFT. 

Although we have never sponsored a special campaign for 
money, we have tried to keep you informed as to what we were 
doing and as to our needs. Each week we send Charity and Children 
to more than forty thousand families. We endeavor to meet with 
every District Association. Also, we go into as many of your local 
churches as possible duiing the year. Our Baptist people have al- 
ways responded in the spirit of the Master who said, "Whosoever 
receiveth one such children in my name, receiveth not only Me, 
but Him that sent Me." 

We solicit your continued prayers and support, and we pledge 
you that we will CONTINUE TO GIVE THESE HOMELESS CHIL- 
DREN THE BEST TRAINING POSSIBLE." 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 

The afternoon session closed with a session of prayer. 

Saturday Morning Session 

The Saturday morning session opened with the singing of 
"Come, Thou Fount." Dawson Briggs led in the mements of wor- 
ship. 

Mrs. C. B. Trammel in the absence of the Literature Chairman, 
Miss Madge Carter, brought the Christian Literature Report. The 
report as adopted is found below: 



14 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Is it significant to you that the first book ever printed from 
movable type was the Bible? The Bible is still the world's best 
seller. How familiar are you with your Bible? Children should hear 
their parents read the Bible and pray. 

Lives of many young people are changed because of what they 
read. Years before children start to school they like to have stories 
read to them. It is up to us as Christians and parents to see that our 
children have Christian literature to read. 

Many of our missionaries tell us that their lives were influenced 
by the reading of our mission publication. How many of our Bap- 
tist publications go into your home? There are publications for each 
age group. 

If Christian literature were placed in more of our homes, could 
it be that a major crime would be committed in our land every 
eighteen seconds? 

Do you know what is being read in your home? Let us choose 
this day to put Christian literature in the hands of our children. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. C. B. Trammel 
Dr. L. L. Carpenter spoke to the report. 

In the absence of D. R. Fouts, Hospital Chairm.an, it was voted 
to include in the minutes a report by the Hospital. 

REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

1951 

For twenty-eight years our Baptist Hospital has sought to pro- 
vide a Christian ministry of healing. The highest good of the indi- 
vidual who is sick has been at the heart of the motive and effort 
of this work. Thousands of sick persons have been blessed by it. 
Without it, many of these could not have received the care they 
needed. 

Last year 9,700 patients were cared for in the Hospital and 95,- 
000 visits were made to the clinics for examinations and treatments. 
About half of these were persons with little or no money. They 
were provided free professional care by our doctors, and were given 
additional financial assistance with the cost of the service they re- 
ceived. 

This free service was made possible by our Mother's Day of- 
ferings which amounted to $140,000.00. Other assistance came from 
various health and welfare agencies, the Duke Endowment, and 
individual gifts. All this added together enabled the Hospital to 
spend $337,000.00 in free service. When the free services of the 
doctors are added to this, it means that our hospital provided three- 
fourths of a million dollars in free services to these sick persons 
who have little money. In other words, every time we gave one 
dollar in our Mother's Day offerings, it enabled our hospital to give 
five dollars in free service to sick persons who are poor in this 
world's goods. 

We are happy to report that the Mother's Day offerings this 
year are running ahead of those last year. The reports from the 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 



special offerings to raise $700,000.00 toward the building of the 
new South Wing to the Hospital are encouraging. Most of our 
churches in the state have been making these offerings and many 
have gone well beyond their suggested goals. Contracts have been 
let for this addition to the Hospital and work is beginning on the 
construction, which will require about 18 months. We urge all our 
churches which have not made their offerings, or reached their 
goals, to do this without delay. We, as North Carolina Baptists, will 
do what we have said we would do in providing the money to enr 
large our Hospital and open the door to those who are having to 
wait for lack of room. 

Our Hospital seeks to meet the full needs of those who go 
there for treatment. It seeks to provide the best in medical service. 
For those who are poor it provides financial assistance, in so far as 
its resources permit. But beyond these, it provides a spiritual min- 
istry for those who are spiritually sick. Under this ministry many 
unsaved persons accept Christ, many weak and neglected Christian 
lives are renewed, and many physical illnesses are hastened toward 
recovery. The purpose of our Hospital is to provide a complete 
Christian Ministry for those who are sick. 

W. K. McGee spoke to the report. 

J. N. Hayes came and spoke a word on behalf of The Home 
for the Aged. A report concerning this phase of the work is found 
below. 

STATEMENT FOR REPORT ON 
NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention in its November, 
1950, session authorized the committee on the Home for the Aging 
to make plans for the opening and operation of our Home for the 
Aging as soon as the committee might find a way to meet the cost 
of equipping and operating. Because of the drive to raise money 
for the construction of the new wing to the Baptist Hospital, the 
Convention instructed the committee for the Home not to expect 
direct help from the Baptist State Convention during the year 1951. 

On January 9, the committee on the Home elected Rev. James 
M. Hayes, pastor of North Winston Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, 
superintendent of the Home, and Miss Edna Heinzerling, director of 
Nurses of the Baptist Hospital, to serve as supervisor of our Home. 
The committee decided to open the Home for residents when suf- 
ficient funds became available to begin. 

There are many evidences of the Lord's favor upon the Home 
thus far. In the first place, He led in making a home immediately 
available. Ten years ago the trustees of the Bowman Gray School of 
Medicine of Wake Forest College leased a three-story, brick-con- 
structed, fireproof building, with an elevator, for a period of 25 
years for $1.00 a year. The committee on the Home was able to se- 
cure this building for 15 years at the same rental price. The build- 
ing accommodates 20 residents at present. The top floor, if com- 
pleted, would give space for 16 additional residents. The comple- 
tion of this floor would cost approximately $23,000. With more than 
100 applications for admission already received, and inquiries com- 



16 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ing almost daily, one can easily see the pressing need of more space. 

The Home has been greatly helped by the gifts received — furni- 
ture, office equipment, heating system, blankets, linens, towels, 
and many other items, as well as discounts on supplies necessary to 
be purchased. Although the Home has been operating only since 
March 16, yet it now has assets approximately $50,000, and is not 
operating in the red. 

Our residents range in age from 67 to 91 years, and come from 
widely scattered sections of North Carolina — from Franklin to 
Elizabeth City — the mountains to the sea. Regardless of the sections 
from which they come, they are a happy, congenial family, all re- 
joicing in the opportunity to live in the Home. The attitude of all 
the residents is well expressed in the brief statements of Miss Ber- 
tha Callaway, former matron of Mills Home Orphanage: "I like 
this good Christian home"; and of Mrs. Carroll: "I wouldn't ex- 
change it for any other." 

The Home offers four things to those who come to live there: 
security, comfort, congeniality, and a Christian ministry. With this 
sort of program, North Carolina Baptists can add years to life, and 
life to years for those who reside in our Baptist Home for the Aging. 

One donor said when he sent his check to the Home: "I be- 
lieve in this practical kind of Christianity. North Carolina Baptists 
have waited too long to begin it." Surely it is practical, for Jesus 
said: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

The committee on the Home has challenged North Carolina 
Baptists to build a home adequate to meet the need of the increas- 
ing number of old people from 65 years up. Their program calls 
for a million dollar plant, which would accommodate 270 residents. 
With the Lord leading and North Carolina Baptists cooperating, 
such a plant should be built and in operation within a few years. 

"Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me 
not" (Psalm 71:18). 

Respectfully submitted, 
James M. Hayes 
Ade Buchanan read the American Bible Society Report. It is 
included below as read: 

REPORT OF AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Missionary advance musl continue! — The American Bible Society, 
working with Southern Baptist mission agencies in their Ad- 
vance Program for worldwide missions, joins in reporting that 
advance has begun. 

The Society also joins in urging that this missionary advance 
must continue and increase. Experience on mission fields around 
the world shows that 

In every missionary advance, 

the Bible goes forward first. 
The Bible is a "musl" in mission work. 

If the people of the world are to know Christ, they must have the 
Bible. It is the one prim.ary source of knowledge of Him. The 
Bible is the missionary's chief tool. The Bible itself is a mission- 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 



ary. It can go where the human missionary cannot go, stay when 

he must leave, and keep on working in a man's heart. 

Every man must have the Bible in his own native tongue if the 

Word of God is to speak to his heart. Someone must translate it 

into his language, publish it and send it to him, wherever he may 

live. 

In most countries of the world, the income of the people is so 
low that they cannot afford even the bare cost of the printed 
Scriptures. Someone must help those who can pay only a part of 
the cost and the many who cannot pay at all. 
The American Bible Society, a missionary non-profit organization, 
supported by gifts, serves as that "Someone." It aids in Bible 
translation, publishes the Scriptures without note or comment, 
and distributes them, without profit and usually below cost, for 
use in mission work around the world. 

During 1950 the American Bible Society — 

— distributed through its own work, at home and abroad, more than 
11 million volumes of Scriptures. Another 3 million volumes were 
produced through gifts of materials and money to Bible Societies 
of other countries, especially G^ermany and Japan, bringing the 
grand total to more than 14 million volumes for the year; 

— supplied Testaments in 9 different languages for United Nations 
forces in Korea; 

— started printing 2 million service Testaments for our own ex- 
panding armed forces; 
— in Japan, distributed 3 million volumes, which was the goal for 
■ 1950, making the total distribution in Japan since World War II, 
more than 6 million volumes. 

1951 opportunities call for even greater Advance in 
Scripture distribution. 

Japan is the major challenge for greater Advance. It is not just 
an "open door"; "the whole side of the house has fallen out" and 
we are free to walk right in. Other fields also present needs 
which, though not so dramatic, are just as real. 
In 1950, Southern Baptist churches gave $78,643 to the American 
Bible Society; gifts from churches of all denominations amounted 
to $646,756. In view of Southern Baptists' strength and readiness 
to respond to missionary needs, it is expected that Southern Bap- 
tist churches will soon be giving to the American Bible Society 
at least $150,000 each year. Please send gifts to your Baptist State 
Headquarters office, marked "for the American Bible Society." 
Miss Louise Jamerson brought the Bible School Report. The 
report as adopted is given below: 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

" 'Civilization moves forward on the feet of little children', the 
great Phillips Brooks once said. It could be said just as truly or 
even more so that Christianity moves forward on the feet of little 
children." If this statement from the Biblical Recorder is true — and 
we believe it is — how infinitely important is the program of the 
Vacation Bible School. 



18 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



This year we had reported schools from eighteen churches. Our 
enrollment was 874 with an average attendance of 719. The offer- 
ing given to the Co-operative program amounted to more than 
$98.00. 

The annual Bible School Rally was held August 30th in Burns- 
ville with Dr. M. A. Huggms as guest speaker. Appearing on the 
program also were representatives from Brown's Creek, Burnsville, 
First, Bolen's Creek, Riverside, West Burnsville, and Burnsville 
colored. 

Special emphasis were placed on State Missions in the Inter- 
mediate Departments this summer. For handwork they prepared 
exhibits showing the fields of work included in our State Mission 
program. Mr. Huggins requested that four of these — Jack's Creek, 
Bolen's Creek, Burnsville, First and Burnsville, West — be brought 
to the meeting of the State Convention this fall. 

Let us thank God for the Vacation Bible School movement and 
its good work but let us strive harder to see a school is promoted 
in every church next summer. 

' - - : Respectfully submitted, 

: ; ^ : , Louise Jamerson 
: Bible School Director 

M. H. Kendall brought a word about Christian Education. He 
said "our schools were in the business of training the minds and 
warming the hearts of our young people." 

W. C. Reed came to bring greeting from our orphanage. He 
asked that we keep the work of the orphanage close to our hearts. 

M. A. Huggins spoke using, "North Carolina for Christ" as the 
theme of his message. 

During the business session the following officers were elected: 

Moderator — Dawson Briggs 

Vice Moderator— R. A. Pate 

Clerk— Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

The Promotional Committee brought the following suggestions 
for officers for 1951-52. The report was adopted. 
Promotional Chairman — C. B. Trammel 
Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson 
Training Union Director — Miss Wanda Robertson 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jam- 
erson 

Temperance Chairman— J. E. Hensley 
Orphanage Chairman — W. M. Westall 
Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fouts 
Christian Education Chairman — E. G. Adkins 
- Christian Literature Chairman — Miss June .Wilson 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman — H. G. Bailey 
Evangelistic Chairman — Ralph Young . . •. 

Bible School Director — Miss Louise Jam.erson 

The seventy-third annual session of the Yancey Baptist Associ- 
ation adjourned after the Benediction was pronounced. _ 



Table A— CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 


Baptisms 


Letters and Other 
A.dditions 


Iloss by Death, 
[Transfer, etc. 


[Grand Total 
[Present Members 


Revival Meetings 
Held 


Number Tithers | 


Bald Creek ... 


o 


9 




. 246 
...27 
124 
.151 






Bank's Creek 






o 






Blue Rock 






Q 


2 




Bolen's Creek 


Q 


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2 




Brown's Creek 


7 


o 

... o 

1 *? 

...lo 

2 


«3 

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285 
. 558 

148 
' 172 




20 
35 
5 


Burnsville First 




2 
g 




Burnsville, West 


...10 


2 


Byrd's Chapel 






Cane River 


c 


K 


7 

1 


230 


1 




Claymound 








68 


J 


g 


Concord 






3 


45 
.56 
304 






Crabtree 


c 


Q 




g 


Double Island 


1 


14 

'.'.'..2 


23 
6 


2 




Elk School 


2 


255 

.. .78 


1 




Fairview 


3 




8 


2 


3 


Hall's Chapel 


2 
7 






58 


1 




Indian Creek 


...3 
3 


3 


.70 
279 
....77 
...59 


2 


5 


Ivy Gap 




6 


1 


"8 


Jack's Creek 


4 


1 


3 


1 


Laurel Branch 








5 


2 


3 


Locust Grove 






1 


...44 
170 

.317 
109 
218 

.191 
128 






Mt. Mithell 


.2 
.11 





8 


1 




Mt. Pleasant 


9 


7 


2 


6 


Pleasant Gap 


5 


5 


5 


1 




Pleasant Grove 


2 

8 


1 


2 


1 


8 


Pleasant Valley 





2 


2 




Price's Creek 








2 




Riverside 






1 


.92 
289 
47 


1 




South Estatoe 


21 


4 


4 


2 




Upper Shoal Creek 








1 


4 


Windom 


12 


.. .11 




104 


1 


3 


Young's Chapel 


8 


7 


122 
145 
5266 


1 




Zion 


4 




4 


2 




Total 


180 


85 


138 


43 


114 



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CHURCHES 



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Bald Creek 

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Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 

Burnsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk School 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Upper Shoal Creek 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Total 



20 



24 



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I 181 
2! Ill 

151 
15 
18 



101 
..41 



101 .. 51 
431 751 



221 
151 

... I 
151 
31 
3281 



30 
38 
27 
10 
20 
10 
12 
6 
14 
10 
8 
10 
18 

10 

4 

19 
15 

131 
..71 
. 91 
20 
10 
25 

15 
10 

. 151 . 151 
3241 4341 



lOj 351 
101 16l 

111 I 

lb I 20 



I 501 

I 2?1 
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171 601 

401 40 

191 100 

251 36 



28 481 
121 651 



1ST 
211 
10 
17 
12 
12 
25 
10 
15 
15 
20 

5221 454111221 



13 



301 201 
101 511 



24 



113 
61 
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145 
165 
296 
108 
112 
167 
.48 
.61 
87 
1831 
115| 
781 
.481 



1041 

...721 
441 



1211 52 
7! 1341 75 

I nil . .57 



1 98 
4| .65 

I 79 
81... 99 
21 152 

1 . 50 

I 81 



.60 
.45 
.67 
...75 
100 
...45 
82 



1001 .751 



25 


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41 


38 


20 


15 


^45 


:38 


18 


11 


'48 


7 38 


30 


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33 


72 


52 


62 


53 


33 


25 



331 



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MINUTES I 
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I YAICEY 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION I 

in its seventy-fourth annual session 

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held with 
Bolen's Creek Baptist Church 
I August 29-30, 1952 

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I NEXT SESSION will be held with the | 

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First Baptist Church, Burnsville, N. C. 



^ September 24-25, 1953 

♦ 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-fourth annual session 

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held with 
Bolen's Creek Baptist Church 
August 29-30, 1952 

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NEXT SESSION will be held with the 
First Baptist Church, Burnsville, N. C. 
September 24-25, 1953 



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ASSOCIATION AL DIRECTORY 

Moderator — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Associate Moderator — Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Laura Mae liilliord, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union Supt?rintcndcnt — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman Executive Coinmittcc — C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Temperance Chairman — J. B. Briggs, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Orphanage Chairman — W. M. Weslall, Star Route. Burnsville, N. C. 
Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fonts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Education Chairman — E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Literature Chairman — Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, 

North Carolina. 
Evangelistic Chairman--R, A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman — II. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Bible School Director — Miss Grace Young, Celo, North Carolina. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Lester Edv/ards, Weaverville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer— Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Vance Plenslcy, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Chairm.an of Deacons — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mi'S. Floyd Banks, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Coy Fox, Route 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 

Music Director — 
Chairman of Deacons — 
BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Sam Hensley, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Arvil Thomas, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — 

Chairman of Deacons — C. L. Smith, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
ROLEN'S CREEK — Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Will Banks, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Miss Louise Silver, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Harold Harris, Star Route, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Latt Fox, Star Route, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Brothcihood President — Lee Renfro, Star Route, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 
Music Director — Mrs. Frances McMahan, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Vance Hensley, Star Route, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 



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BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Walter McKinney, Celo, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter McKinney, Celo, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Floyd Huskins, Celo, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Walter McKinney, Celo, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Mollie Robinson, 
Celo, N. C. 

Music Director — Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Floyd Huskins, Celo, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— D. R. Fonts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. Hershel Holcombe, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Irwin Wicker, Burn.sville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Superintendent — Bill Huilet, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Bill Hullet, Route 1, Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 

Woman's Missionary Union President— Mrs. E. G. Adkins, 

Burnsville, N, C. 
Music Director — Miss Louise Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, L. W. Ponder, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer— Mrs. Fcnz Whitson, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Fonz Whitson, Ramsaytown, 
North Carolina 

Music Director— Addler Phillips, Ramsaytov/n, N. C. 

Chan-man of Deacons— Addler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
CANE RIVER— Pastor, J. C. Brown, Cranberry, N. C. 

Clerk— Fred Bryan, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C 

Treasurer— Dewey Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Bill Ball, Route 1, Burnsville 
North Carolina ' 

Music Director— Ben Lee Hensley, Cane River, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons— Harvey Phoenix, Cane River, N. C 
CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Charlie Woody, Spruce Pine N C 

Clerk — Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N C. 

Treasurer— Mrs. Viola Boone, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Nick Gouge, Micaville. N C 

Music Du^ector— Mrs. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N C 

Cnairman of Deacons— Bud Wilson, Micaville. N C * ' 
CONCORD— Pastor, 

Clerk— Ransom Riddle, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C 

Ireasurer— Joe Lewis, Star Route, Burnsville, N C 

Burnsvm-^ N "c^^'^^ Riddle, Star Route, 

Music Director — 

Chairman of Deacons — 



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CRABTREE— Pastor, Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Frank McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Haskel McCurry, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Haskel McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Wesley McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, C. A. Buchanan, Route 1, Toecane, N. C. 
Clerk — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Theodore Freeman, Route 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, 
North Carolina. 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Cecil Ponder, Route 1, Stocksville, N. C. 
Clerk— Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — liCslie Proffitt, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Ward Matthews, Route 1, Burnsville. N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — T. G. Randolph, Cane River, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Roger Cook, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Ray Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, 

Clerk — Mrs. Cordie Wilson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Ed Grinstaff, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Mrs. John Phillips, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — 
Chairman of Deacons — 

INDIAN CREEK— Pasor, Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— W. L. Maney, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Frank Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Mrs. Frank Wilson, Cane 
River, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Frank Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Sam Rathbourne, Cane River, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor, Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Mae Wilson, Swiss, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jess Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nelson Chandler, Route 2, 

Mars Hill, N. C. 
Music Director — Amos Edwards, Swiss, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — 



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JACK'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer— E. F. Hunter, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Molt Hensley, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. . „ . , -n 

Training Union Director— Arnold Higgms, Route 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina „ , 

Woman's Missionaiy Union President— Mrs. Eula Hensley, 

Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director— Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons— C. L. Bailey, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Louise Jamerson, Pensa- 
cola, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Walter Riddle, 

Pensacola, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — C. W. Robinson, Pensacola, N, C. 

MOUNT MITCHELL— Pcistor, Garden Chrisawn, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk, Mrs. John Robinson, Route 1, Hamrick, N. C. 
Treasurer — Odis Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — 
Chairman of Deacons — 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Pastor, R. L. Painter, Balm, N. C. 

Clerk— Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, N. C. v 
Treasurer — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — B. M. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Charles Tomberlin, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Horace Shepherd, 

Swiss, N. C. 
Music Director — H. W. Briggs, Swiss, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — W. T. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Edward Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Charles Buchanan, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — George G. Hall, Micaville, N.C. 
Music Director — Fred Ray, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Floyd Ledford, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk — G. J. Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — John Randolph, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Ward Woody, Route 1, Green 
Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director — Charlie Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, 

Clerk— Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — 

Music Director — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C, 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Earnest Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— J. H. Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Louis Robinson, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Coy Austin, Cane River, N. C. 
Music Director — Ralph Towe, Cane River, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer— Mrs. L. E. Hall, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Clyde Allen, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH EST ATOE— Pastor, H. P. Hicks, Celo, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Cclo, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Lewis Shuford, Celo, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Lewis Shuford, Celo, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Opal McDougald, Hamrick, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Mary Autrey, 

Celo, N. C. 
Music Director — 

Chairman of Deacons— J. M. Shuford, Celo, N. C. 
UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk — Terrill Young, Windom, N. C. 
Treasurer — Verlin Hughes, Windom, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Lee Dulaney, Windom, N. C. 
Music Director — LeeDuLaney, Windom, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Pursey Hughes, Windom, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, 
Clerk- 
Treasurer — Fred Buchanan, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Dillard Wilson, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Roy Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Dillard Wilson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, T. J. Willis, Toecane, N. C. 

Clerk — Miss Barbara Ann Sparks, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Edd Sparks, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Yates Laws, New Dale, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Miss Marie Howell, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — 
ZION, GREEN MOUNTAIN— Pastor, Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 

Clerk— J. E. Johnson, Toledo; N. C. 

Treasurer— E. B. Bailey, Toledo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — E. B. Bailey, Toledo, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. E. J. Johnson, Toledo, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Welzie Hughes, Toledo, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

C. C. Adkins, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
Richmond Bennett, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
Jay Blankcnship, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. Blevins, Celo, N. C. 

Arthur Boone, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Ardie Grinstaff, Micaville, N. C. 

Woodrow Hilemon, Cane River, N. C. 

Theo Letterman, Celo, N. C. 

Paul McKinney, Toledo, N. C. 

Alvin McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Harold Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Harold Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray, Celo, N. C. 

M. A. Shuford, Celo, N. C. 

S. W. Shuford, Celo, N. C. 

Carl Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Wyatt, Windom, North Carolina 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK 

Mrs. Martha Jane Phillips, Bill Wilson, Dan Adkins, Quillan 
Phillips, Mrs. Mirtie Bradford, W. H. Woodby, Mrs. Rosan 
Adkins 

BANK'S CREEK 
H. W. Burleson 

BLUE ROCK 

Mills Hall, Mrs. Manaissa Gouge, Mrs. Edward Gouge, Richard 
Wilson 

BROWN'S CREEK 

Will Carroll, Mrs. Allen Shuford 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 

Max Buckner, Blaine Buckner, Frank Bennett 

BYRD'S CHAPEL 

Mrs. Martha Adkins 

CLAYMOUND 

Mrs. Judy Wilson, Burl Gouge, Earnest Wyatt 

ELK SHOAL 

Theodore Angel 

FAIRVIEW ■ 
Charlie Young ^ 

IVY GAP 

Lee Hamlin 

LAUREL BRANCH 
Mrs. Sallie Hensley 

MOUNT MITCHELL 

R. F. Silver, Mrs. Margie Robinson, Mrs. Sis Crisawn 

MOUNT PLEASANT 
Mrs. Cilia Sronce 

PLEASANT GROVE 

Mrs. Nannie R. Sparks, Mr. Ancil Randolph 

PRICE'S CREEK 
John Green 

RIVERSIDE 

Junior Blankenship 

WINDOM 

Ralph Randolph 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL ^ 
Mrs. Harriet Wilson 

ZION, GREEN MOUNTAIN 
S. M. Ayers 



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PROCEEDINGS 
Friday Morning Session 

The scvcnty-fourlh annual session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation was called to order by the Moderator, Dawson Briggs. 

After a moment of silent prayer, C. B. Trammel led the opening 
prayer. The congregation sang "Speak to My Heart." E. G. Adkins 
led in Moments of Meditation under this subject— "Praying Under 
a Commission." 

At the beginning of the business session the Program was 
adopted. There was a roll call of churches. Twenty-six churches 
were represented. The following committees were appointed. 

PLACE AND PPtEACHER: W. M. Westall, Clyde Taylor, Jake 
Buckncr. 

RESOLUTION: E. G. Adkins, Park Whitson, Arthur Thomas. 

WATSON FUND: A. Z. Jamerson, D. R. Fouts, E. J. Angel 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Steve Clark, E. G. Ad- 
kins, Mrs. Vivian Jamerson. 

ORDINATION: Ralph Young, C. B. Trammel, Arthur Pate. 

E. G. Adkins, Christian Education Chairman, requested that his 
report be included in the Minutes and the time given to C. F. Gaddy. 
The report is as follows: 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATIOH REPORT 

Christian Education is an important phase of Baptist Work. We 
have in North Carolina two senior colleges; Meredith and Wake 
Forest, and five Junior Colleges: Chowan, Wingate, Gardner-Webb, 
Campbell and Mars Hill. 

We should remember that as we pray for the Students and for 
those v/orking in these colleges and as v/e give to support these 
colleges we are helping individuals to live more abundantly and, 
too, we are having a share in making for a "better v/ord" tomorrow. 
Realizing the importance of this part of our work, we come to ask 
you to give of your best in the support of our colleges. God is 
counting on us! These young people in our colleges are counting 
on us! 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. G. Adkins 

Christian Education Chairman 
B. F. Hasty and C. F. Gaddy brought to us facts about our 
Schools under the theme, "Living Under a Commission As We 
Support our Schools." 

Mr. James Hayes came at this time to bring greetings from 
the "North Carolina Baptist Home." He gave us a glimpse into the 
work which is being done there. The suggestion was made that a 
report be included in the Minutes and is as follows. 



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REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME FOR THE 
AGING— RESTHAVEN, Winsion-Salem, N. C. 

Operation of Reslhsven was begun March 16, 1951. Soon after 
the opening, it was filled to capacity, twenty residents. When the 
news spread of the beginning, applications began to accumulate 
rapidly. To date, there have been close to 500 inquiries. Had there 
been looins available, and all applicants could have made financial 
arrangement, our Home would have had 200 residents instead of 
only twenty at present. 

There is encouraging prospect of getting the top floor of the 
present building completed, which will provide space for fifteen 
additional residents. The cost of this enlargement project has been 
underwritten by a business man of Winston-Salem, who is not a 
Baptist. This same friend has already donated a television set, and 
has concreted the basement of the Home. 

Our residents range in age from 64 to 92 years, and come from 
widely scattered sections of our State — Franklin to Elizabeth City. 
All rejoice in the opportunity to be in the Home. Here are some 
of their statements: 

"I like this good Christian Home and all the family. I would 
not exchange it for SLuy other in all the world." — Mrs. J. L. Smith, 
coming from Franklin. 

"This 'more than we expected' about this Home makes us all 
hope and pray that more men and women may come to enjoy its 
many blessings." — Miss Ella Moffett, coming from Southern Pines. 

"I never thought I would be so happy in my last years of life." 
— John Holt, age 92, coming from Wilson Mills. 

Our Home presents a great challenge to North Carolina Bap- 
tists to provide adequate facilities. There are probably 100,000 
people in our State past 65 years of fige, and a large number of 
these are of Baptist faith. We must make provision as time and 
f'nanees permit for these aging Baptists. Since Baptists of our 
State now number more than 700,000 in membership, we are well 
able to make such provision. If every Baptist would give an av- 
erage of $1.00 to our Home in one year, we could raise $700,000.00 
and not one person would suffer hardship. As soon as a practical 
and adequate plan of support can be agreed upon, it is reasonable 
to expect that our Baptist Home will be worthily supported. 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these 
my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40). 

Prepared by: 

James M. Hayes, Sup't 

W. M. Westall Read the Orphanage report and it was adopted 
as read. It is included below. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

Again, we come to report time. We are always grateful for 
that which has been done and rejoice that the members of the Bap- 
tist Churches of the Yancey Association are interested in the Or- 
phanage. This is as Christ has commanded. We are commissioned 
to support the boys and girls who need for us to provide for them 
a home. We are glad to have the opportunity to support the Or- 
phanage with our prayers, with money and produce. 



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This year we have 30 of the 33 churches giving either money 
or produce or both. The gifts from these churches amounted to 
$3,419.95. This means that on an average each member of our 
churches gave about 64c for the year. We could put it this way, we 
averaged a little more than Ic per Sunday per member for the 
year 1951-52. 

It seems that this is a small amount to be contributed to such 
a worthy cause but it is the largest gift made to any of the causes 
listed as Mission Gifts. Our people are concerned about the Or- 
phanage. I would ask us now to decide to continue to support the 
Orphanage through our prayers, our interest in the work being done 
there and our money. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Wcstall, Chairman 

W. C. Reed spoke to this report. He brought a heart searching 
message wiiich included much information. 

The Hospital report was read by D. R. Fouts, Hospital Chair- 
man, and is as follows: 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

There are 33 Boptist Churches in Yancey County and the total 
offering for the past year to the Hospital Fund was $1145.01. This 
amount was contributed by 28 of the 33 churches which means that 
5 churches did not contribute to the Hospital Fund according to 
the church letters. It is entirely possible that there has been in the 
Baptist Hospital at Winston Salem during the past year at least 
one patient who has received services that would have necessitated 
the payment of more than the above amount if the patient had 
been sent to some other hospital. The amount of $1145.01 would 
be an average of $34. (j9 per church if all of the 33 Baptist Churches 
contributed. I feel sure that we can do much better than this the 
commg year if the people will! fully realize that the Baptist Hos- 
pital is our own institution, that it is being operated not for profit 
but to serve humanity. Therefore, I request all of the Baptists in 
Yancey County to ask themselves this question: "Am I satisfied 
with the amount given by our Denomination last year to the Hos- 
pital?" If the answer to this question is in the negative then I feel 
sure we will do much better the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 

W. K. McGee came at this time and spoke under this subject, 
"Living Under a Commission as We Minister to the Sick in our 
Hospital." 

The group stood and sang, "All Hail the Power" 

Steve Clark preached the annual sermon. He used as his sub- ' 

ject "Too Busy With Other Things." 

For the closing Meditation Miss Mary Evelyn Hcnsley sang "I 

Walked Today Where Jesus Walked and W. K. McGce led the 

closing prayer. 



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Friday Afternon Session 

This session began with tlie singing of "O Master, Let Me 
Walk With Thee." Jesse Hughes led in the Moments of Meditation 
using as a subject, "Serving Under a Commission." 

Mrs. Walter Riddle, Literature Chairman, presented the fol- 
lowing report. 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

"He who knows cares" is a true statement and one that each 
of us should consider. How we need to be informed that we might 
care, pray and give! 

We would call your special attention to the following publica- 
tions — "The Biblical Recorder", "The Commission" and "Home Mis- 
sion Fields". These are a "must" for all of us who seek to be obed- 
ient children and who would live abundantly. To us Jesus is say- 
ing, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 
Let us urge you to subscribe to these publications and to read them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Walter Riddle 

Christian Literature Chairman 

L. L. Carpenter spoke to the report using as his theme, "Read- 
ing Under a Commission." 

Miss Laura Mae Hilliard brought the Training Union Report. 
It is as follows: 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Nine churches — Bolen's Creek; Brown's Creek; Burnsville, First; 
Burnsville, West; Jack's Creek; Mount Pleasant; Riverside; South 
Estatoe and Zion — report a Training Union with an enrollment of 
454 and an average attendance of 302. Yet, our 33 chun^hes re- 
port 5,310 members. Jesus said, "Come after Me and I will make 
you to become fishers of men." This command is personal and is 
for each boy, girl, man and woman who has accepted Christ as 
Saviour. It seems, then, that within our Association 4,856 church 
members are failing to live under the Commission oE the Master. 
Twenty-eight churches are not heeding the call of Ihe One who 
loved the church and gave His life for it. 

Our commission demands that we bo trained for the great work 
assigned to us as individuals and as churches. A church which does 
not provide a Training Program for its membership is failing in that 
respect to carry out its commission. For an individual to refuse to 
be a member of a Training Union is to say "no" to Christ as He 
calls us to follow Him that we might become "fishers of men." 

The Training Union is the "church training." It is an important 
part of the work of the church — Christ has commanded it; our souls 
are crying out for the blessing that comes through this channel and 
others ai'e waiting for the help they get from those who are "trained 
workmen." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
Training Union Director 
The Sunday School Report was given by A. Z. Jamerson. The 
same was adopted and is as follows: 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The churches of this Association have been commissioned to 
teach their members to Observe the things that Christ has com- 
manded. There never has been a time when it was more important 
to have the Bible taught to men, women, boys and girls. 

Let us look at some facts: 

1. Only twelve of the thirty-three churches have increased their 
Sunday School enrollment in the last nine years. 

2. The enrollment of all our Sunday Schools has increased about 
one thousand in this nine year period. 

3. On an average our Sunday Schools have increased 3 per Sunday 
School during this period. 

4. At this rate it will take years to reach the 5000 unenlisted, the 
untaught and unsaved people in our county who prefer the 
Baptist Church 

5. We have 5310 church members but our Sunday Schools have 
only 3333 enrolled for Bible Study. 

Looking at these facts, we would like to make the following 
suggestions: 

1. Use a better record system. We pray "Thy will be done on earth 
as it is in Heaevn." Then, our Sunday School has a poor record 
system or no record system. The record in Heaven is a perfect 
one. 

2. Have more study courses. Each church should provide at least 
one study course for its teachers and for others who are interest- 
ed in studying each year. 

3. Put on a visitation campaign. Each individual in every com- 
munity needs to know that the clmrch membership loves him 
and wants him to unite with the church. 

4. Make our Sunday School evangelistic. 

If these suggestions are accepted it will help us to teach those 
in our midst to observe all those things Christ has commanded. A 
teacher has not taught until some one has been challenged to do 
those things Christ has taught should be done. 

Let us look at some of the high lights in our Sunday School 
work: 

1. Burnsville, West, led in the increase in enrollment, that is during 
the last nine years. 

2. The following chmches have more enrolled in Sunday School 
than they have Church Members — Bank's Creek, Burnsville, 
West, Concord, Crabtree, Pleasant Gap and Price's Creek. 

3. The Week of Bible Study in January was one of the best weeks 
of the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A, Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 
H. H. Stembridge brought a heart searching message in speak- 
ing to the report. The following reports were read and adopted. 



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14 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Jesus in the Commission commanded His Followers "to go and 

teach." This summer churches in our count3' answered this 

challenge by providing for additional hours of Bible Study for the 
boys and girls in their community through a Vacation Bible School. 
In these schools weie enrolled. 

Jesus said, also, "If ye love me, ye will keep my command- 
ments." It is our hope and prayer that the thirty-three churches 
in our association next year will hear and answer Jesus' command 
— "go . . . teach." 

Let each of us resolve now to do his part in promoting Bible 
Schools next summer, an important part of "Kingdom Building" in 
the Yancey Association. If we do, we will have the privilege of 
hearing our Master say, "Well done." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Louise Jamerson 
Bible School Director 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

Resolved that the delegates and visitors of this annual meeting 
of the Yancey Baptist Association express appreciation: 

To the host church for the fine way in which it has entertained 
this meeting, 

To the guest speakers who have challenged our hearts, 

To all our officers who have led us during the past year in the 

work of the Master, 

And to everyone who has had a share in making this meeting 

possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. G. Adkins , 

Arthur Thomas 

Park Whitson 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

We recommend that: 

The next association be held with the First Baptist Church, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Ralph Young preach the annual sermon. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 
C. C. Taylor 
Jake Buckner 

E. F. Hunter, Jr., spoke on this subject, "Our Fathers and the 
Commission." As he reviewed the history of our association we 
rejoiced in the work which has been done. The report is given 
below. 

REPORT 

During the closing Moments of Dedication, Misses Irma Shirley 
and Teddy Styles sang, "I Shall Not Pass Again This Way." Mrs. 
MoUie Robinson led the closing prayer. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



15 



Saturday Morning Session 

The Moments of Meditation were opened with the singing of, 
"Trust, Pray, and Prove Me." R. A. Pate brought the Devotional 
Message under this subject, "Giving Under a Commission." 

Ralph Young brought the Report on Evangelism. The report 
was read and adopted. It is included below: 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

There were 180 baptisms for 1950 and 1951 but in 1951 and 1952 
only 137 were reported. The following churches did not report one 
baptism: Blue Rock, Concord, Hall's Chapel, Locust Grove, Upper 
Shoal Creek, Young's Chapel. 

The Great Commission as it is given for us in Matthew 28:19, 20 
has a three fold meaning: First, go ye; second, teach or preach to all 
nations and third, teach them to observe all things. The first thing 
that we have failed to do in the Yancey Association is to go. Then, 
we have failed to win to Christ and to teach those we have won 
to Christ. 

I think there is a great oppoprtunity for Visitation Evangelism. 
The Bible says that we are to go into the highways and hedges and 
compel them to come. I recommend that each church in the As- 
sociation adopt the plan of Visitation Evangelism. 

RespectFuliy submitted, 
Ralph Young 
Chairman of Evangelism 
I. B. Jackson, State Chairman of Evangelism, deepened our 
conviction as he spoke to their report using, "Witnessing Under a 
Commission." 

Bolen's Creek Girls' Chorus sang "Near to the Heart of God." 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson read the Woman's Missionary Union Re- 
port. It is given below: 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

"Ye shall be My V/itnesses" has been ringing this year in the 
hearts and lives of 309 women and Young People in our Associa- 
tion. We have been striving in a weak way to be our Lord's wit- 
nesses not only at home but to the ends of the earth. 

Our Annual Meeting held with the Brown's Creek Baptist 
Church was well attended with representatives from all our So- 
cieties and Junior Organizations. We have not been abe to gain 
any in the number of Societies but Jack's Creek reorganized a 
Girls' Auxiliary. 

We have had our Mission Study Classes with a good number 
enrolled. Our Community Mission Projects have been carried out 
and we believe have blessed our members and those who were 
helped. Most of our goals have been reached. 

The highlight of the year was in June when more than 100 
workers and boys and girls went to Fruitland for another five days 
of Camp. They studied, worshiped and played together. Several 
of the number dedicated their lives to full time Christian Service 
and several surrendered to Christ. 

For the future, my highest hope is that the Lord will forgive 
our failures and renew our zeal to go "labor on" and that we will 

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work harder to enlist, more laborers that together we can rejoice 
in the fact that more are working and pressing toward the goal. 
Our Lord needs us and we need to be working for Him. 

On April 2nd we had our Coronation Service. We believe that 
if you were present your heart was touched through tlie witness of 
these young people. There were five queens crowned: Glenna Ban- 
ner, Jean Ray Smith, Vernell Harris, Athelene Jamerson and Ger- 
aldine Ray. 

Our Lord has never failed us. Are we going to fail Him during 
this coming Associational Year? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
W. M. U. Superintendent 
Tlie Young People's Leader of the Asheville Division, Mrs. 
Charles Robinson, spoke to us under this theme, "Working With 
God Under a Commission." 

"Praise Him! Praise Him!" was sung at this time. 
M. A. Huggins in present State Missions spoke on "Working 
Under a Commission in North Carolina." 

H. G. Bailey, Chairman of the Deacon Fellowship, read a re- 
port and it v/as adopted. It is as follows: 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

V/e submit to you a report of the work of the Deacon Fellow- 
ship of the Yancey Association for the year just passed. 

During tiie year two County-wide meetings were held. One 
v/as held with the Jack's Creek Baptist Cliurch on February 24th. 
Eleven churches were represented and there were 63 Deacons pres- 
ent for this meeting. There were eight pastors in attendance and 
a score of other interested chvirch workers. An open forum on the 
office of a deacon was held. 

A second meeting was held with the Mount Pleasant Baptist 
Church on July 20th. Nine churches were represented at this meet- 
ing with sixty-five deacons, four pastors and a number of other 
church workers present. Brother E. L. »Spivey was the speaker and 
he brought a challenging message to the group. 

On April 21st through April 24th a School for Deacons was 
held in the First Baptist Chui ch of Burnsville. Thirteen churches 
sent Deacons and others to participate in the study and discussion. 
Forty-three deacons were enrolled, six pastors and several others 
were enrolled during the four days. Brother Earl Bradley taught 
the book "Honoring the Deaconship." This book plus the ability 
of Brother Bradley to present the truth was an eye opener to all 
who attended. 

Our aim is: to foster good fellowship among the several 
churches; to have an understanding and sympathetic spirit in all 
our activities and to sponsor a greater spirit of unity and brotherly 
love. 

During the coming year we hope to hold a central meeting each 
quarter and to have a School for Deacons. We are also planning to 
help in the establishment of a number of Brotherhoods in the 
churches. We are asking for your prayers as we face the year 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 



ahead with a great faith and with the assurance that Christ will 
lead us. Yes, we as deacons are "Living Under a Commission." 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey, Chairman 
Deacon Fellowship 

The business session was held at this time. Dawson Briggs was 
elected Moderator, Steve Clark as Associate Moderator and Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard as clerk. The Planning Committee made its 
recommendations for officers. These were elected and are found 
below: 

Promotional Chairman (Chairman - Executive Committee) — 
C. B. Trammel. 

Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson. 

Training Union Director — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jam- 
erson. 

Temperance Chairman — J. B. Briggs. . , 

Orphanage Chairman — W. M. Westall. 

Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fonts. 

Christian Education Chairman — E. G. Adkins. 

Christian Literature Chairman — Miss Madge Carter. 

Evangelistic Chairman — R. A. Pate. 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman — H. G. Bailey. 

Bible School Director — Miss Grace Young. 

C. B. Trammel moved that two changes be made in the Con- 
stitution. First, that the time be changed from Friday and Saturday 
after the fourth Sunday in August to Thursday and Friday after 
the third Sunday in September. Second, that the Moderator appoint 
a Nominating Committee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the 
association and to make recommendations to the association at the 
annual session of the association. Providing that the W. M. U., the 
Sunday School, and the Training Union associational organizations 
shall recommend a member of their organizations for membership 
on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an Execu- 
tive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be com- 
posed of the Associational Woman's Missionary Union Superin- 
tendent, the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, and the 
Associational Training Union Director, two pastors and two mem- 
bers at large. The Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex- 
officio. 

By a standing vote the association voted to change the consti- 
tution as moved by C. B. Trammel. 

C. B. Trammel came at this time and spoke on "Working Under 
a Commission in 1951-52." 

The seventy-fourth annual session was closed with prayer by 
C. B. Trammel. 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the third Sunday in September. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or the 
fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth in this 
Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full vote 
of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full number of 
Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those who 
have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the per- 
sons apparing upon each letter sent to the Association by the re- 
spective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom by unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair rc^cord of the 
proceedings; shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associa- 
tional Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by plannmg for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 



7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Promotional Chairman whose duty it shall be to coor- 
dinate the various activities of the Association. 

15. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the association and to make 
recommendations to the association at the annual session of the 
association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, the 
Sunday School and the Training Union associational organizations 
shall recommend a member of their organization for membership 
on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an Ex- 
ecutive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each Committee to be composed 
of three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A— CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 


Baptisms 


Letters and ! 
Other Additions 


Loss by Death, 
Transfer, etc. 


Total Resident 
Members 


Total Non-resident 

iMembers 


r^rand Total | 
Present Members | 


Revival 
Meetings Held 


Number Tithers j 


Bald Creek 


5 
5 

6 


5 


.11 


..■."26 
...54 

152 
399 

.172 

"31 

"60 
178 
132 




245 
31 
129 
l.=i5 
277 
584 
151 
176 
250 
..71 


2 


4 






1 


.. 5 
...75 

125 
165 


... 1 
1 




Blue Rock 




4 








... 2 
.. 11 
.16 


.. 1 
1 


.50 
.50 
...35 
4 




2 


... 1 
...7 




17 

3 


1 






1 




5 


1 


2 


4 


.... 2 
1 






13 

.3 

3 


.10 


2 

3 








""40 


1 


.„ 7 


Concord 




5 




40 








1 


2 

.32 
4 


.. 6 
93 
.125 


(16 
272 
257 
78 
57 
"."78 
279 
...82 
... 55 


.... 1 
2 


8 




6 


.... 1 
3 






1 

1 


2 




4 




1 




4 

.. 9 
.3 


.'.'.'.'.'5 
....4 
3 


1 
1 




""39 
139 






Indian Creek 


59 
140 


...2 
1 




Ivy Gap 


6 

1 




Jack's Creek 


1 




Laurel Branch 




3 


...30 


. 25 


1 


3 


Locust Grove 


4 










. 44 
156 
316 
118 
218 
194 
119 
104 
289 
.43 
113 
119 
164 
5310 






Mount Mitchell 




3 


156 
138 
114 
103 

■"'69 




1 


Mount Pleasant '. 


... 2 
...5 
.2 
... 2 
.. 2 
. 3 
... 3 


...1 


...11 
3 


178 
... 4 
115 


1 


4 




5 


1 


5 


Pleasant Grove 


5 


1 


.8 


Pleasant Valley „ 


.... 1 
...3 




2 






2 


"50 
...24 
... 47 
... 5 
.23 

"15 
1392 


1 




Riverside 


G 


80 
242 
...38 
...90 

149 
2592 






South Estatoe 


5 


8 


2 


S 


Upper Shoal Creek 


2 




1 


4 


Windom 


23 


3 


1 


2 


3 




3 
137 




3 

... 4 
154 


1 




Zion 


6 

67 


.... 2 
37 


4 


Totals 


185 



TABLE B— THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



TJ T T n r* TT IT Q 


Cradle Roll 


Nursery 


Beginners 


Primaries 


Juniors 


Intermediates 


Young People 


Adults 


Extension Department 


Officers Not Counted 

Classes and Departments 


Grand Total Sunday 
School Enrolment 


Vacation Bible 
School Enrobnent 








20 




20 


40 
9 


30 


...40 
20 




2 


152 

...59 


65 
...40 






3 


...14 




11 




2 








12 




15 




...15 
21 
";23 
...35 
... <2y 
.13 


...15 
66 

;"2i 

100 

....4/ 

...35 




2 


. 59 
149 
110 
295 
153 

.102 








Q 


3 


.15 
...10 
...27 
...,10 
...12 
...10 


19 

r.;:26 

...34 
... oo 
...10 
20 


'.'.'.'.15 
...19 
...30 

....^1 
...10 
....18 




2 


62 

"81 
.94 
. JLUo 








9 




2 






24 


...17 


:...25 


3 


Biirn^ville ^Test 






o 




10 




...10 
8 

9 




2 


Cane River 


5 




45 




2 
3 


103 

.!..43 
...41 


.'.'.'.13 


"il 






15 


Concord 








10 




...14 




15 




2 


Crabtree 




4 


8 


...10 


.".■.".io 

...18 
.15 


...15 
...35 
...15 
20 


....15 
...39 
..25 
...12 


...30 
..47 
.50 

...20 
10 




2 


...94 
180 
142 




Double Island 






27 


.12 
... 10 




2 




Elk Shoal 




10 


.15 




2 




Fairview 


12 






15 






2 


...81 




Hall's Chapel 








8 


5 


...15 
...12 




2 


..40 
. 70 
....84 

... 92 
...47 




Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 






8 

10 


9 


...16 
17 


.... 5 
20 


.18 
...35 




2 
2 


.50 

"r84 
...69 


Jack's Creek 






.17 
4 




12 


...26 
6 




36 




1 


Laurel Branch 




4 


4 


4 


9 


...15 




1 


Locust Grove 


























Mount Mitchell 






10 


...12 


5 




9 


...19 
...43 
...32 
...42 
...18 
....40 
...35 
...50 




2 

2 

2 


...57 
125 
126 
101 

...51 
123 
104 
149 
52 
102 
107 
142 

3330 




Pleasant Gap 




10 
6 


...10 
...13 
...6 

a 


...10 
...10 
6 


.20 
..12 
...12 
13 


..22 
...31 
4 


8 

...20 
...10 
10 


.58 


Pleasant Grove 


5 


...14 




.... 2 
2 


23 


Riverside 




4 


...14 
10 


....18 

9 

.20 

;;"i5 

...10 


...12 
...16 
...22 


...24 
...12 

., 18 
...14 

...13 
...15 


9 

.20 
.19 




2 
2 


...50 
.69 


South Estatoe 






18 




2 








12 
12 


...12 
...13 
....10 


....17 
..30 


12 

...30 
...25 




2 
2 










15 




2 




Zion 

Totals 


32 


9 

...96 


...15 
.345 


...13 
285 


.. 14 
457 


. 17 
.490 


...22 
.465 


50 
1071 


.25 


2 

...64 


.52 
913 



TABLE C— TRAINING UNION 



CHURCHES 



o c 



O 

c 

3 
o 



o c o 



til. 

.... 5 
...3 
8 

.'.'.'."3 

4 

4 

5 

.... 4 
.36 



•So 



Si 

o 
a> 

o r 



o 

i3 
o 

So 
Oh 

2 

2 

5 

2 

....2 

2 

2 

2 

2 

..21 



o 

ci o 



o 
o 

« 



Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First.. 
Burnsvllle, West.. 

Tack's Creek 

Mount Pleasant... 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Zion 

Totals 



1 



...1 
...1 
...1 
....1 
...1 
.. .1 
... 1 

...9 



...10 
..25 



.13 



14 



125 



...10 

'.'.'.12 

8 

...65 



...15 
...13 
.26 
...10 
..20 
...15 
...12 
...18 
...17 
146 



.59 
...45 
.. 97 
...45 
...45 
.52 
.43 
...74 
..41 
491 



...35 
...45 
.35 
...30 

.25 
...30 
...50 
...40 

336 



TABLE D— WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



CHURCHES 



■♦-» 


Ul 

+-> 


"S 


C 






CO 


< 











a 
o 

"'I 

;;;."6 

...29 

4 

6 

3 

4 

5 

::'57 



Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First . 
Burnsville, West. 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch .... 

Mount Pleasant... 
Pleasant Grove ... 
South Estatoe....... 

Totals 



....2 
1 



6 

.... 1 

7 

4 

1 

1 

1 

1 

... 1 
.23 



13 ...12 



...19 

8 

...10 



15 
165 



14 



.10 



...15 



.63 
...11 
133 
...40 
...20 
....9 



. 50 ... 45 



31 



. 19 
309 



.55 
.. 6 
101 
..20 
...9 
...9 
...5 
.. 4 
.15 
224 



Bolen's Creek 



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^ -WAUfi J05.EST U>nV£i.mY 

LIfiJLA:iLX 

YANCEY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-fifth annual session 

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held with 
First Baptist Church 
Burnsville, N. C 
September 24-25, 1953 

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NEXT SESSION will be held with the 
Indian Creek Baptist Church 
September 23-24, 1954 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Associate Moderator — R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Executive Committee — C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Temperance Chairman — J. B. Briggs, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Orphanage Chairman — ^W. M. Westall, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Hospital Chairman — ^D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Education Chairman — -Mrs, Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensa- 
cola, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chairman — ^Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, 

North Carolina. 
Evangelistic Chairman — R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman — ^H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of the Home for the Aging — Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 
Bible School Director — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK — ^Pastor, Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N, C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — ^Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer— Mrs. Floyd Banks, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — John Burleson, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, James Beaver, Windom, N. C. 
Clerk — Sam Hensley, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Ossie Gouge, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Ossie Gouge, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 
Music Director — Miss Hazel Thomas 

Chairman of Deacons — Charles Smith, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Will Banks, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Miss Louise Silver, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Harold Harris, Star Route, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — ^Mrs. Latt Fox, Star Route, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Union President — ^Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood President — Carlie Rice, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — ^Mrs. Frsmces McMahan, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Vance Hensley, Star Route, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 



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BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Grover Bailey, Celo, N. C. 
. Treasurer — ^Walter Young, Celo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Winnie WestaU, Celo N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Siegle Davis, Celo, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society — Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Celo, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Celo, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^Floyd Huskins, Celo, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, C. B. Trammel, BumsviUe, N. C. 

Clerk— D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Herschel Ilolcombe, Burnsville, N. C, 

Sunday School Superintendent — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. Herschel Hol- 
combe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Mrs. R. I. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk — ^Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — 'Lloyd Elliot, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — ^W. L. Hullett, Route 1, Bums- 
viUe, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Lloyd Elliot, Burnsville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. E. G. Adkins, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Miss Wanda Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^W. N. King, Burnsville, N. C. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Lloyd Ponder, Route 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — 'Fonzo Whitson, Ramsaytown, 
North Carolina 

Music Director — Addler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Addler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
CANE RIVER— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 

Clerk — Fred Bryan, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Alvin Hensley, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Bill Ball, Route 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 
CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Tyson Buchanan, Penland, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. ^ 

Treasurer — Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nick Gouge, Micaville, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Mrs. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
CONCORD--Pastor, Harold Cook 

Clerk-Treasurer— -Ransom Riddle, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 



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CRABTREE— Pastor, Dayton Jones, Elk Park, N. C. 

Clerk — ^Mrs. Helen McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Frank McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — John McCurry, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. Myrtle McCurry, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Haskel McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — John McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, C. A. Buchanan, Route 3, Bakersville, 

North Carolina 
Clerk — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green 

Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director — J. J. McCourry, Route 1, Green -Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, 
North Carolina 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Cecil Ponder, Route 1, Stocksville, N. C. 

Clerk— Hoyt King, Cane River, N. C. 

Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent— Frank Randolph, Cane, River, 
North Carolina 

Choir Director — Frank Randolph, Cane River, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Bis Randolph, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — ^Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Ray Cook, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Choir Director — ^Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Ray Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
HALL'S CHAPEL — Pastor, Charlie Carpenter, Marion, N. C. 

Clerk— Lewis Edge, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Burl Grindstaff, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Mrs. John Phillips, Route 2, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Miss Louise Allen, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^Walter Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C* 
INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Ila Mclnturff, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Ethel Maiiey, Cane 
River, N. C. 

Music Director — Berl Rathbourne, Cane River, N. C. 
IVY GAP — ^Pastor, Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 
Clerk — Jack Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jess Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nelson Chandler, Route 2, 

Mars Hill, N. C. 
Music Director — ^Amos Edwards, Swiss, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 



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JACK'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — E. F. Hunter, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Molt Hensley, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — ^Mrs. Craig Woody, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

■ N Woman's Missionary Union President — Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Route 
1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons— C. L. Bailey, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk — Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Treasurer — Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Herb Metcalf, Pensacola, N. C.^ 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wil- 
son, Pensacola, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Wayne Ray, Pensacola, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — C. W. Robertson, Pensacola, N. C. 
7 LOCUST GROVE— Pastor, Nairm Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — ^Lester Murphy, Relief, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Marcus Bryant, Relief, N. C. 
MOUNT MITCHELL— Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk— Odis Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 

Treasurer — ^Walter Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Walter Loftis, Hamrick, N. C. 
MOUNT PLEASANT— Pastor 

Clerk — ^Mrs. Herman Angel, Swiss, N. C. 

Treasurer — 'Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — B. M. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 

Training Union Director — ^Charles Tomberlin, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Nell Shepherd, 

Swiss, N. C. 
Music Director — 'H. W. Briggs. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^W. T. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 
PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Ned Hughes, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — ^Edward C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Charles Buchanan, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — George G. Hall, Micaville, 

North Carolina. 
Music Director — ^Fred Ray, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons— Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Floyd Ledford, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk — C. W. Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Roy Lyles, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Jim Woody, Route 1, Green 

Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director — ^C. W. Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — ^Mrs. Sammie McPefters, Route 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Jeff Doane, Route 1. Bums- 
vUle, N. C. 



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PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burns ville, N. C. 

Clerk— J. H. Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 

Treasurer — Louis Robertson, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Coy Austin, Cane River, N. C. 

Choir Director — Ralph Towe, Cane River, N. C. 
RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Ralph Young, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Rotha Bailey, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society — Mrs. Charlie Gardner, Route 1, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Clyde Allen, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, H. P. Hicks, Canton, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Lewis Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Lewis Shuford, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mrs. James McDougald, Hamrick, 

North Carolina. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Mary Autrey, 
Celo, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — J. M. Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, James Beaver, Windom, N. C. 

Clerk— Terrill Young, Windom, N. C. 

Treasurer- — Verlin Hughes, Windom, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Lee DuLaney, Windom, N. C. 

Music Director — Lee DuLaney, Windom, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^Pursey Hughes, Windom, N. C. 
WINDOM — Pastor, Aster Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Charlie Briggs, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Carl Wheeler, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Janet Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Dillard Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Clarence Buchanan, Route 3, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Estella Young, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Sam Silver, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C, 

Sunday School Superintendent — Edd Howell, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. . . 
ZION— Pastor, Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — J. E. Johnson, Toledo, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Tom Laws, Green Mountain, 
North Carolina. 

Training Union Director — Mrs. Steve Clark, Toledo, N. C. 
Music Director — ^Miss Wanda Johnson, Toledo, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Welzie Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



C. C. Adkins Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Ramsaytown, N. C. 

W. M. Blevins Celo, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Bee Log, N. C. 

Emory Edwards Bee Log, N. C. 

Ardie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Swiss, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Celo, N. C. 

Biss McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Celo, N. C. 

M. A. Shuford Celo, N. C. 

S. W. Shuford Aiken, S. C. 

Carl Sparks Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Thomas Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Jim Woody Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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OUR BKLOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK 

Mr. Merrit Watts, Mrs. Emeline Hensley. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 

Mr. Blake Wilson, Mr. S. T. Bennett, Mr. Robert HaU. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL 
Mr. George Tipton 

CRABTREE 

Mr. John Staton, Mr. Lucius HaU, Mrs. AUie Hall, Mrs. Mattie 
Thomas 

DOUBLE ISLAND . - 

Mr. Andy Hall, Mr. Jobe Thomas . ' « ; ; - i i v f i 

ELK SHOAL 

Mr. T. H. Edwards 

INDIAN CREEK 

Mr. Reece Robinson, Miss Cora Lee Austin 

JACK'S CREEK 

Mr. Mose Arrowood, Mrs. Sallie Letterman 

LAUREL BRANCH 

Miss Louise Jamerson, Mr. Sam Riddle 

MOUNT MITCHELL 

Mr. Jess Murphy, Mrs. Vinnia Chrisawn 

MOUNT PLEASANT 

Mrs. Mae Hensley, Mr. Bill Pate, Mr. William Amos Hensley, 
Mrs. Almeitia Jamerson, Mrs. Lizzie Angel 

PLEASANT GROVE 

Mrs. Hassle Robinson, Mr. J. D. Woody, Mrs. Malinda Laws 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK ' 
Mr. Lewis Jones, Lliss Polly Henson 

YOUNG'S OHAPEL 
Mr. Clayton Briggs 

ZION 

Mrs. Linda Laws 



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PROCEEDINGS 
Thursday Morning Session 

Mr. Dawson Briggs, Moderator, called the seventy-fifth annual 
session of the Yancey Baptist Association to order on Thursday 
morning, September 24th, ten o'clock. The program as arranged 
by the Program Committee with the theme, "That They May 
Know", was adopted. 

The morning Moments of Worship used the theme, See — "That 
They May Know." The following developed this thought: Mrs. 
Frances McMahan, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Steve Clark. Steve 
Clark closed the period of worship with prayer. 

A business session was held at this time and the following 
committees were appointed: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Horace Edge, Mrs. Henry Silver, 
Herman Angel. 

RESOLUTION: R. A. Pate, Miss Wands Robertson, Mrs. Brooks 
Wilson. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Lewis Shuford, Grady 
Bailey, Steve Clark. 

ORDINATION: C. B. Trammel, E. F. Hunter, Sr., A. Z. Jamer- 

son. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: D. R. Fouts, B. M. Tomberlin, W. M. 
WestaU. 

"To the Work" was sung by the congregation. 
A. Z. Jamerson, Associational Sunday School Superintendent, 
came at this time and spoke to the meeting on this subject: Teach — 
"That They May Know." The Sunday School report was adopted 
and is given below: 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The distinguishing mark of Christianity is its appeal to intel- 
ligence. Its aim is to reach the heart but its appeal to the heart is 
by the way of the head. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth and 
the truth shall make you free." Jesus gathered a group of people 
about him and called them Learners. He organized them into a 
church which was His school. 

A church has other functions than that of teaching but none 
of these can do without teaching. Let us look at the condition in 
our country. We have on an average only 2,209 in attendance on 
Sunday being taught the Word of God. When we realize that there 
are some 7,000 that do not attend our churches who put Baptist as 
their preference we should be stabbed awake and it should cause 
us to hear Jesus say to us, "Go out in the highways and hedges 
and compel them to come in." 

We know that soul winning waits upon teaching. God is in- 
terested in every man, and woman, boy and girl in our association 
and it is not his will that any should perish. The unsaved in our 
country should be enrolled in our Sunday Schools that His word 
might be taught and that they might come to know Him as Saviour. 

With more than 7,000 lost and unenlisted people in our country, 
we should not find it hard to increase our Sunday School enroll- 



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ment 500 this year. This will be done if each church would become 
conscious of the unenlisted in its community and follow Christ's 
command to go after them. May we hear Jesus say, "Go Ye and 
teach all people to observe all things whatsoever I have command- 
ed." Then we will be ready to receive His promise, "Lo, I am 
with you always." 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 

"That North Carolina May Know" was discussed by B. G. 
Henry. Acts 1:8 was used in its teachings concerning State Mis- 
sions as its various activities were reviewed. 

At the close of the message, "All Hail the Power" was sung. 

Ralph Young brought the annual message. The message was 
developed under this general theme: "How We Can Get the Job 
Done." 

Thursday Aflernoon Session 

Pray — "That They May Know" was the theme of the Moments 
of Worship for the afternoon session. The following participated: 
Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, R. A. Pate. 

D. R. Fouts, Hospital Chairman, presented the report. The 
report was adopted as read and is given below: 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

To many persons the Hospital Report will be very discouraging 
for two reasons especially. First, the offering for the associational 
year by the churches contributing indicates that the total amount 
contributed is less than for the associational year of 1952. Second, 
seven (7) Baptist Churches failed to contribute anything at all to 
the Hospital according to the record which we have. 

Although sickness and hospitalization tends to be on the in- 
crease, yet the contributions of some of our members are on the de- 
crease. It is felt that perhaps this failure is not due so much to a 
lack of funds on the part of the members but is due both to a want 
of interest and oversight. Perhaps an effective way to remedy this 
situation would be for the Pastors and Sunday School Superin- 
tendents to place greater emphasis on the needs of the Baptist 
Hospital during the year and especially about thirty (30) days prior 
to our Mothers' Day offering. Surely no day could be designated 
that would more forcefully impress itself upon the minds of our 
people than Mothers' Day, a day on which we are supposed to pay 
homage to the closest human friend and individual has. Every mem- 
ber is urged to set a new record for the coming assocational year 
so that we can have 100% of the churches contributing and likewise 
in some measure help meet the urgent needs of the Hospital while 
properly observing that day in memoiy of our Mothers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 

W. K. McGee spoke to this report. Matthew 4:23 was brought 
to our attention as he developed this subject, "That the Sick May 
Know." 

R. L. Lamb of Gardner-Webb College brought greetings from 
the school. 



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R. M. Hayes spoke at this time on behalf of "Resthaven", our 
home for the Aging. The report on this phase of the work is 
given below: 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

The youngest member of our Baptist institutions, the North 
Carolina Baptist Homes, Inc, has had the best year since it began 
operating, March 16, 1951. 

Resthaven, with space for twenty residents, has been filled to 
capacity. The number of inquiries for rooms has increased into the 
hundreds. 

The Home received its best financial support. The share re- 
ceived from the Nine Year Program (1952) was $14,062.80; our first 
Special Day offering, February 15, exceeded $52,000; and from in- 
dividuals, churches, and auxiliary organizations we have received 
$12,380.33, as of August 1st. 

On June 18th, this year, property was purchased for a Branch 
Home at Albemarle. This property, consisting of a vacated hos- 
pital building and a nurses' home building and nearly three acres 
of land, was purchased for $25,000. It will cost an equal amount to 
renovate the property. Even so, it is well worth twice the amount 
invested. Thus, we can care for 60 residents — 20 at Resthaven, 
Winston-Salem; and 40 at the Albermarle Home. 

Since North Carolina Baptists now number more than 7000,000 
members, with thousands of our constituency now over 65 years of 
age, we should keep in mind the great number of our elderly 
brethern who need a home to provide security, comfort, congen- 
iality, and a Christian ministry. Our North Carolina Baptist are able 
to meet the challenge to make adequate provisions for the aging, 
and as "laborers together with God", we can meet it. 

"Cast me not off in time of old age; forsake me not when my 
strength faileth" — Psalms 71:9 

Two Mars Hill College students helped us to lift our eyes and 
look on the field. Charles Green discussed this subject, "That the 
Homeland May Know" and Katy Katsarka spoke on this subject, 
"That the World May Know." 

W. M. Westall made the Orphanage Report and it is given 
below: 



ORPHANAGE REPORT 

Thirty of our thirty-three churches remember "our children" 
m the Mills Home and the Kennedy Home. The offering and the 
produce amounted to $3,279.64. Surely we could have done more 
and perhaps should but we are greatful for what was done. We can 
always know that we are pleasing God when we make possible the 
opportunities that all children should have by providing for those 
that are in our orphanage. 

Let us urge every member of each church to pray for the chil- 
dren, and for those who work with them. Then, in November we 

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will remember them in a "special way" as we make our offering for 
the Orphanage at Thanksgiving. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 

W. C. Reed spoke to this report. He stressed the fact that our 
Orphanage is Christ-centered, Child-centered and Church-cen- 
tered. 

The session was closed with prayer. 

Thursday Evening Session 

The session was opened with Moments of Worship, using 
Give — "That They May Know" as the theme. Mrs. B. R. Penland, 
Young People's Leader and members: of the Junior Organizations 
presented the thought with a Responsive Reading. 

"That They May Know God's Love" was the theme for the 
W. M. U. Hour. Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, W. M. U. Superintendent, 
gave the report as given below: 

WOMENS MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

We hear much about tlie Iron Curtain being thrown around 
millions of people, keeping them ignorant of the work of the out- 
side world. How near in Yancey are we to having the curtains 
drawn. Our missionary activities have gone so far and have come to 
a stone. One year has passed and we have not gone forward. 

When Dr. Wilfred Grenfell explained why he went to the Lab- 
radors he said, "There was a need and a conviction," and with God's 
help he could meet that need. I have a conviction that Crod is calling 
to the pastors, leaders and people of Yancey to fill the need of 
teaching more people in a greater way the message that Jesus gave 
when He said, "Teach all Nations." 

There are hundreds of women and young people in Yancey 
that need to learn that they, too, can be able to heed the call that 
is so urgent and with enough faith we can move the stone and go 
on into fuller service. 

The same command that was spoken to the children of Israel, 
"That they go forward" comes to us today. We must obey that call 
or grow weaker. With the realization that not by might, nor by 
power, but by obedience to God's command we can go forward. 

My prayer is — with a cleaner mind, and a broader vision and 
faith to adventure that the women of Yoncey will seek and find the 
power to advance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
A pageant, "Because I Am His" was presented by members of 
the Junior Organizations. 

H. G. Bailey gave the report on the Deacon Fellowship. The 
report is given below. 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT: 

During the associational year now coming to a close we have 
had only one meeting. Four meetings were planned for the year but 
several problems beyond our control made it difficult to carry out 
our plans.. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 



For the new year now approaching we have plans for four 
County wide meetings. This first one to be held in November with 
the West Burnsville Baptist Church. The other three meetings will 
be scheduled at the November meeting. We also have plans for 
holding a school for Deacons some time in the early spring. By 
these County wide meetings and this training course for Deacons 
we are hopeful of making better Deacons out of those who are 
called to fill this important office. In this modern age of progress 
and development we must come to know that the Church must 
keep pace with the world around it. That those who are able to 
serve wisely must train for their work. That they must know the 
scope of their functions in the Church if the work is to be carried 
on harmoniously and progressively. We also hope to bring to clear 
understanding the necessary attributes of a Deacon. We have much 
scripture on this subject and we must be scriptural if our leader- 
ship is to be sound and our program of service is to make progress. 
In our study we learn that a Deacon must be sincere, must be con- 
secrated and dedicated to his great task of service to the Church 
and to Christ our Savior. 

There are certain other necessary qualifications for the one who 
serves as a Deacon. He must have a great faith. Faith to believe 
that Christ Our Savior is all sufficient for every issue of life. A 
Deacon must have Love in his heart. A love that transcends all self- 
ishness and sin. A love that will build for a united people, a co- 
operative spirit and a sacrifical life. He must have a s p i ri t of 
HUMILITY so as to keep his rightful relationship to his church and 
his people. He must realize that he is a SERVANT of the Church. 
He must come to realize that he is not to run the Church but is to 
lead out in a great way in service and in giving. 

A Deacon must be willing to give of his time to the work of the 
Church. He must be ready to serve the people in his community 
whenever need arises for his service. He must foster a program of 
training in his Church. He must foster a program of Missions and 
evangelism. He must live an exempliary life before his people that 
will portray the true spirit of Christian brotherhood, fellowship 
and love. He must strive for advancement of Christ's Kingdom in 
the hearts of men the world over. He must so live that others will 
be glad to follow as he leads in Christian Service. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey - Chairman 
Deacon Fellowship. 

Lowell Sodemon closed the session with a challenging message 
using this subject, "Good Stewards That They May Know." C. B. 
Trammel led the closing prayer. 



/ 



14 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Friday Morning Session 

The session opened with Moments of Worship using the theme, 
Go— "That They May Know." The following were used: H. G. 
Bailey, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Jimmy Beane, Miss Doris May and 
Miss Iris Cundiff. 

During the business session the following officers were nom- 
inated and elected: 

Moderator — ^Dawson Briggs. - 

Associate Moderator — R. A. Pate. 

Clerk — ^Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

A motion was made that a chairman for the Home for the 
Aging be added to the list of Associational Officers. The motion 
carried. The Nominating Committee brought its report. The com- 
mittee's report was adopted and the officers as elected are given 
below: 

Sunday School Superintendent — A. Z. Jamerson. 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — ^Mrs. A. Z. Jam- 
erson. 

Training Union Director — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 
Chairman Executive Committee — C. B. Trammel. 
Temperance Chairman — .1. B. Briggs. 
Orphanage Chairman — M. Westall. 
Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fouts. 

Christian Education Chairman — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson. 

Christian Literature Chairman — Miss Madge Carter. 

Evangelistic Chairman — R. A. Pate. 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman — H. G. Bailey. 

Bible School Director — ^Miss Sara Hensley. 

Home for the Aging — Steve Clark. : 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Briggs 

Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 
Mrs. Sol Harris 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
E. G. Adkins 

The motion was made that the Annual Meeting be changed to 
Thursday and Friday after the fourth Sunday in August. There 
was no second to the motion. 

The Place and Preacher Committe made the following report: 

PLACE: Indian Creek. 

PREACHER: C. B. Trammel 

Respectfully submitted, 
Horace Edge 
V : Mrs. Henry Silvers . . , r 
Mr. Herman Angel 
The Resolution Committe gave the following report: \ , . ; . 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



15 



REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

Words are very inadequate at times and at this time it seems 
that it is difficult to express our feeling of gratitude and thanks- 
giving. We would like to say that our hearts have been touched by 
the excellent program prepared by the committee and express our 
appreciation to one and all that made possible the seventy-fifth 
annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

We are thankful for all the inspiration and information which 
our speakers gave to us. To our guest speakers and to those from 
our own association who were on the program, we would express 
our appreciation. 

Then, to the host church we would say, "You surely brought 
honor and glory to your God and our God by entertaining in such 
an adequate way this annual session of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation." You fed us bountifully, welcomed us into your midst in a 
gracious manner and provided for all our needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

"■'^'C"^' ■ . ■ ■ R. A. Pate, 

Miss Wanda Robertson 
Mrs. Brooks Wilson 

Train — "That They May Know", was next on the program. The 
report is given below: 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

The poet said it this way: 

"Lret us, then, be ud and doing, 
With a heart for any fate; 
Still achieving, still pursuing, 
Learn to labor and to .wait." 

Yes, we need to be "up and doing" the task which God has 
given to us — ^the organizing of a Training Union in every church in 
the Association and the enlisting of every church member for 
Training Union. Some progress has been made. This year we are 
reporting ten of the thirty-three churches with a Training Union. 
The challenge is ours — "Still achieving, still pursuing" until the 
other twenty-nine churches are reached and until the enrollment 
and average attendance in the now existing Training Unions meas- 
ure up to the standard. If it is right for it to be done, and we feel 
that God's Word teaches that it is, it can be done because He has 
promised to be with us. 

We had a fine "M" night attendance. Also, three boys, Gerald, 
Gary and Millard Murdock of the Bolen's Creek Church, entered 
the Junior Memory Work Tournament. All three were recognized 
as State Winners. 

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed" is one of God's commands. The Train- 
ing Union, we feel, more than any organization of the church, makes 
possible for individuals the keeping of this command. We need to 
be conscious that Christ said, "If ye love me, ye will keep my 
commandments." 

Respectfuly submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
At this time three students of Mars Hill College, Jimmy Deane, 



16 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Miss Doris May and Miss Iris Cundiff, furnished special music. 
After this E. G. Adkins made the report on Christian Education. 
The report is as follows: 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

Paul's word to a young man was, "Study to show thyself ap- 
proved." As Baptist we have heeded in this state these words by 
providing for our young people five Junior Colleges and two 
Senior colleges. We are familiar with these schools — Mars Hill, 
Chowan, Wingate, Gardner-Webb, Campbell and then Meredith 
and Wake Forest, and we know they are doing a fine job. 

Yet, we should "give of our best to the master" as we pray for 
these and as we support them through our tithes and offerings and 
by encouraging the young people of our communities to attend. This 
world needs young people devoted to Christ and His program but 
it needs these young people trained so He is calling to us to provide 
the best of training for them. This is the purpose of all of these 
seven colleges and God is counting on us to give them our support 
when possible to visit these campuses and let us use our influence 
as individuals and churches. 

Let us pray for the students, the faculty, let us give, let us plan 
to direct our young people of this county in the direction of one of 
these colleges as they plan for their education. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. G. Adkins 

Mr. Harvey Lance of Mars Hill College spoke on this subject, 
"That Our College Students May Know." 

Following the singing of "Rescue the Perishing", R. A. Pate 
spoke on, Evangelize— "That They May Know." The report is giv- 
en below: 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

The total membership of all the churches in this Association 
is 2,653. The total number of people baptized into these churches 
during the year is 187. It has taken 14 church members a whole 
year to win each one of these. Ten of these churches with a com- 
bined membership of 757 did not baptize a single person in a whole 
year. 

The time has come and now is when every member of every 
church must feel that the kingdom of heaven, its enlargement and 
glory is vastly important now. The evangelization of the world, 
the moral and spiritual uplift of humanity, is not simply a desir- 
able thing for christians to carry forward; it is the chief and most 
important undertaking under heaven. An active interest in the 
promotion of Christ's kingdom is the mark of true decipleship. A 
person's christian life is not what it ought to be if the outreach of 
his sympathies is limited to anything less than all mankind, at 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 



home and abroad. 

For this, the largest movement in human history, there is a 
supreme reason. Behind the superlative call of Christ to evangel- 
ize the world there is a triumphant, regnant, eternal argument. 
Christ never makes a great demand upon His followers without a 
reason; a reason sufficient to inspire the heart and thrill the soul. 
The great apostle to the Gentiles, I think, gives us the reason in 
the following statement of scripture, "Know ye not the grace of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich yet for your sakes He 
became poor that we through His poverty might become rich." 
Here the life service of Jesus Christ, which culminated on the 
cross, is set forth under the figure of poverty, and in this supreme 
stoop of humiliation He spends Himself entirely and completely 
for man's salvation. This supreme sacrifice of Christ is made the 
basis of an argument and an appeal for the world's evangelization. 
Therefore, wherever a preacher or a missionary or any christian as 
for that matter goes he goes armed with the argument of the cross 
and by this sign he shall conquer. Christ "lifted up" will do what 
no reasoning, no philosophy can do. Here is love as high as heav- 
en, as deep as heU, as broad as eternity; love against which no un- 
sound argument of earth, no shrewdness of the devil can prevail. 
When one looks at the cross, how is it possible not to love Christ 
and call with the psalmist upon heaven and earth, upon our souls 
and all that is within us, to love and praise the Lord? And with 
Andrew Fuller to find our heart forever breaking out into unknown 
strains of love, and our lips still singing: 

Oh, for this love let rocks and hills, /. 

Their lasting silence break, ■ ' , 

And all harmonious human tongues 

*rhe Saviour's praises speak. 

Respectfully submitted, i 
R. A. Pate 

Nane Starnes came at this time and brought the closing mes- 
sage on "That We May Know Him as Lord." 

After a closing prayer, the Seventy-fifth Annual Session of 
the Yancey Baptist Association adjourned. 



18 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the third Sunday in September. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or the 
fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth in this 
Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom by unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside hi the absence 
of the Moderator ^and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings; shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Bai>tist Training Union who shaU promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 



7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be to : 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons, 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose dutv it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptist, 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Articl^ 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the association and to make 
recommendations to the association at the annual session of the 
association. Providing that the Woman's 'Missionary Union, the 
Sunday School and the Training Union associational organizations 
shall recommend a member of their organization for membership 
on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an Ex- 
excutive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a committee ' 
for Reception of New Churches, each Committee to be composed 
of three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A—CHUHCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 

Bumsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crab tree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Upper Shoal Creek 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion, Green Movmtaln 
Totals 



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2 



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.... 2 

... 1 

... 8 
.30 
... 2 



.2 



...2 



...2 



.3 
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206 
.23 

.75 
1 08 
108 
370 
145 
176 
172 
. 19 

30 

80 
177 
143 
.75 

39 
. 40 
150 
.76 
.30 
.36 
100 
134 
136 
112 
114 



90 
236 
.30 
.97 
102 
134 
3637 



Op. 



...48 254 
....12l . 35 
..50| 125 
.541 162 
163i 271 
1851 555 

::•■?! 

...85 257 

... 40! .. 59 
..391 
101 



149 
183 



39 
90 

. 88! 265 
125 i 268 
.. 15| .. 90 
...19 . 57 
18! .. 58 
1391 295 



. 531 153 



171 
.. 64 
108 
.80 
.50 
.30 
..47 
.. 5 
.23 
.79 
.23 
1846 



305 
200 
219 
194 
118 
126 
283 
. 35 

.130 
181 
157 

5483 



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TABLE B— THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



CHURCrll!*o 


Cradle Roll 


Nursery 


Beginners 


Primaries 


Juniors 


Intermediates 


Young People 


Adults 


Extension 
Department 


Officers Not Counted 
Classes and Depts. 


Grand Total Sunday 
School Enrolment 


Average 
Attendance 


Vacation Bible 
School Enrolment 








23 




.. 24 


.30 


....40 


...38 




2 


157 


110 


...90 

AR 






















9 




11 


....10 
18 




15 




2 


...53 

.... (O 

. 156 
327 
.155 
109 
.137 
...36 
....41 
...98 
193 
.115 
...65 


.37 
...55 

..95 

165 
...60 
55 
.105 
...30 
....35 
...80 
...95 
....80 

.50 
...34 
...49 
....60 
....67 

.35 
....41 

..50 
...80 
...70 




Bolen's Creek 






12 


.15 
....12 
....22 
.. 14 




...21 

... 30 
... 20 
14 
.21 


...15 

DU 

...98 
...67 
....40 
...48 
14 






...81 
58 
.116 
.86 


Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 


n 

7 


7 

....24 


8 

9 

12 


...19 
...33 
.25 
.12 


...13 
....35 
...15 
8 




16 


on 


....HV 


Byrd's Chapel 




8 


10 


.. 10 












....12 


....10 
10 


...24 
8 


...12 

"■'14 
.. 12 
...41 




2 

H 




Crabtree 






12 


10 
...12 
.. 12 
....10 


"lb 

.. 23 
...15 


.12 
.42 
...25 


15 

....38 
..42 
.33 
18 




2 

2 

9 

2 














Elk Shoal 






15 


...15 










18 


;;.i2 

.... 6 

...10 
10 


...12 
.. 10 
.13 
...12 
...15 
...3 


.15 
...12 
....14 
6 




2 




Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 






;'.".i5 

6 




25 




...2 
10 


...61 
... 99 
... 89 
.107 
...39 
..49 
. 69 
.101 
114 


...32 
....44 


...10 
...20 

9 


...31 
...25 




4 

2 

2 










...24 
6 


.51 
...13 
...15 
...19 

...40 
....43 
...30 

..25 
...50 


...81 
.62 


Laurel Branch 




3 




3 








6 


6 




20 


9 




2 


Mount Mitchell 






10 


.. 12 


... 5 
..15 
...14 
...12 
... 8 
15 
...11 


.... 6 
...16 
...16 
.... 6 
...30 
.. 15 
. 18 
...18 
.... 6 
.13 
...20 
14 
515 




8 


...50 
...63 


Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 




4 


...10 

4 

...14 

.".■20 
11 


.. 10 
...11 

5 

.. 12 
...20 
...12 


8 

...16 
6 




2 

....6 
2 
2 






9 


...84 
.77 


.60 
...45 
...75 
.75 
...63 
...45 
80 
.100 
.61 
3525 












Price's Creek 

Riverside 






....12 
...13 
...23 
6 




2 


. 134 
.132 
.105 
...55 
100 
135 
.140 


...65 
...28 
...16 
..28 
.28 
.49 
1166 




2 


.46 
...54 








...10 

4 

12 


...14 
.... 9 
...15 
.15 
12 
338 


.10 
... 8 
...13 
...20 

16 

440 




2 


Upper Shoal Creek 




4 




2 


...17 
.30 
17 
458 




2 






7 


' 16 
96 


...20 
. 7 
315 




2 




Zion, Green Mountain .. 
Totals 


4 

...33 


.... 5 
157 


22 
2209 



/ 



TABLE C— TBAINING UNION 



< ■ ■ i ■ ■' '• •' ■' 

CHURCHES 


^ Beginners ; 


1 Primaries |* 


- Juniors ; 


^ Intermediates j' 


^ Yoxmg People 


Lj Adults 1 


; C-cneral Officers | 
M Enrolled I 


Grand Total 1 
g Enrolled I 


i Average 1 
g Attendance I 




4 


....5 
....5 
6 


.22 
.19 
.10 
.15 
10 


..,.23 
...24 
5 


...14 
5 


22 
...16 
...11 


6 

6 

2 


....78 
...88 
....47 
...51 
..39 
...15 
..52 
...52 
...98 
...38 
624 


.41 
.52 
...30 
...45 
...26 
...10 
....35 
...40 
...53 
. 12 
394 




8 


10 


Zii 




. 18 
15 


8 
2 






4 


6 


4 

Zn 


4 

...14 
...25 
.16 


5 

...15 
...15 
...25 
...10 
170 


2 
2 

2 

2 






. 18 
... 6 
54 


...18 
...10 
130 


Zion, Green Mountain 


17 


116 


8 

99 


4 
38 



TABLE I>— WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



CHURCHES 



Helen's Creek 

Brovm's Creek... 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 
Mount Pleasant- 
South Estatoe... 
Totals 



1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

81 ..2 



1 

1 



4 



.16 



149 



54 



45 



7 

■.'.18 



...62 
... 11 
.127 
...34 
...19 
6 



.21 
288 



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MINUTES 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-sixth annual session 

held with 
Indian Creek Baptist Church 
September 23-24, 1954 

ft 

NEXT SESSION will be held with the 
Crabtree Baptist Qiuich 
September 22-23, 1955 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-sixth annual session 

ft 

held with 
Indian Creek Baptist Church 
September 23-24, 1954 

ft 

NEXT SESSION will be held with the 
Crabtree Baptist Church 
September 22-23, 1955 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator — ^Dawson Briggs, Route 2, BurnsviUe, N. C. 
Associate Moderator — Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director— Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood President — ^Garrett Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Executive Committee — Charles B. Trammel, Burns- 
Chairman of Executive Committee — Harles B. Trammel, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Temperance Chairman — C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 
Orphanage Chairman — ^W. M. Westall, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Hospital Chairman — D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Christian Education Chairman — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensa- 
cola, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chairman — ^Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, 
North Carolina. 

Evangelistic Chairman — ^R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman — 'H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of the Home for the Aging — Steve Clark, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Bible School Director — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK — Pastor, Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 
Clerk— Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N. C. 
Treasurer — Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — ^Andrew Edwards, Bee Log, 
North Carolina. 

Training Union Director — ^H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Floyd Banks, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Floyd Banks, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — John Burleson, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — John Burleson, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BLUE ROCK— Pastor, J. L. Street, Nebo, N. C. 

Clerk — Ossie Gouge, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Sam Hensley, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Floyd Thomas, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — 'Charles Smithe, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, Star Route, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. 
Clerk— W. M. Banks, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Louise Silver, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Harold Harris, Star Route, 
Burnsville, N. C. 



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Training Union Director — Mrs. Harold Welch, Star Route, 
Burnsville, N. C. . 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 

Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood President — ^Nick Huskey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Miss Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Grover Bailey. Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Robert Gouge, Celo, N. C. 
^ Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, 

j\ North Carolina. 
^ ^ Training Union Director — Mrs. Siegle Davis, Celo, N. C. 

Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Mollie Robinson, 
Celo, N. C. 

Music Director — Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Dawson Briggs, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — E. F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 
t~~> Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Max Penland, 
U'' Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood President — G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Irvin Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Lloyd Elliot, Burnsville, N. C. 
\ Sunday School Superintendent — ^W. L. Hullett, Route 1, Burns- 
\ \ ville, N. C. 

Wn^ Training Union Director — Mrs. Lloyd Elliot, Burnsville, N. C. 
' Woman's Missionarv Society President — ^Mrs. E. G. Adkins, 
Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Donald Southers, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Nelson King, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Lloyd Ponder, Route 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Ramsaytown, N. C. 
I Sunday School Superintendent — Fonzo Whitson, Ramsaytown, 
\jj North Carolina. 

Music Director — ^Adler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Adler Phillips, Ramsaytown, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk — Fred Bryan, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Alvin Hensley, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Bill Ball, Route 1, Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 
Music Director— Edwin Bryan, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — T. H. Phoenix, Cane River, N. C. 



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CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Tyson Buchanan, Penland, N. C. 
Clerk — ^Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nick Gouge, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 
CONCORD— Pastor, Howard Cook, Hampton, Tennessee 
Clerk — ^Ransom Riddle, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Troy Boone, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Ransom Riddle, Star Route, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Ransom Riddle, Star Route, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. 
ORABTREE— Pastor, Dayton Jones, Route 1, Elk Park, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Wesley McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
K Sunday School Superintendent — Lawrence King, Route 2, 
J ^ Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — John McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 
Choir Director — ^Haskel McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — John McCurry, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, C. A. Buchanan, Route 1, Bakersville, 
North Carolina. 
Clerk — Lowe Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^L. D. Thomas, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Dewey Hoilman, Route 1, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director — ^A. J. Hall, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^L. D, Thomas, Route 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Cecil Ponder, Route 1, Stocksville, N. C. 

Clerk— Hoyt King, Cane River, N. C. 

Treasurer — Hiriam Higgins, Cane River, N. C. 
^ Sunday School Superintendent — ^Frank Randolph, Cane River, 
North Carolina. 

Music Director — Miss Hannah Mathis, Cane River, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Bis Randolph, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Ned Hughes, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk — Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
/i. Treasurer — ^Lawrence Cook, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
^ Sunday School Superintendent — ^Dave Blevins, Route 2, Burns- 
^ ville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Charlie Carpenter, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — ^Lewis Edge, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Bud Grindstaff, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Mrs. John Phillips, Route 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Miss Louise Allen, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Walter Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila P. Mclnturff, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ila P. Mclnturff, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Miss Ethel Maney, Cane River, 
North Carolina. 

Training Union Director — ^Mrs. Hunter Maney, Cane River, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



IVY GAP — Pastor, Jay Blankenship, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Ernest Buckner, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jess Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — Nelson Chandler, Route 2, Mars 
Hill, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Amos Edwards, Swiss, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
JACK'S CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— E. F. Hunter, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — E. F. Hunter, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Molt Hensley, Route 1, Burns- 
/I ville, N. C. 

I j Training Union Director — J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
I . Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Route 
I 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Clarence Laws, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — C. L. Bailey, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. . 
Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, 
Pensacola, N. C. 
.- Training Union Director— Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wil- 
- son, Pensacola, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. Wayne Ray, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — C. W. Robertson, Pensacola, N. C. 
LOCUST GROVE— Pastor, Nairm Phillips, Ramsaytowii, N. C. 
Clerjc— Mrs, Lester Murphy, Relief, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Arthur Bryant, Relief, N. C, 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Henry Murphy, Relief , N, C. 
MOUNT MITCHELL— -Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Route 1, Green Moun- 

1 tain, N. C. 
iL^lerk— Mrs. Connie Chrisawn, Hamrick, N. C. 
Treasurer — J. R. Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. 
I Sunday School Superintendent — ^Walter Loftis, Hamrick, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — J. C. Robinson, Hamrick, N. C. 
MOUNT PLEASANT— Pastor, M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. : " 
Clerk — Mrs. Herman Angel, Swiss, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C, 
Su/day School Superintendent — B. M. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 
*/\ Training Union Director — Charles Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 
1 I Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Nell Shepherd, 
/ ^ Swiss, N. C. 

• Music Director— H. W. Briggs, Swiss, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^W. T. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Ned Hughes, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Gay Sparks, Micaville, N. C. 
✓1 Treasurer — Charles Buchanan, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
^\ Sunday School Superintendent — E. C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 
^ Music Director— Fred Ray, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Arthur Thomas, Route 1, Green 

Mountain, N. C. 
\ Clerk — ^Gaw Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
I i*-* Treasurer — Roy Lyle, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
[<\ Sunday School Superintendent — Arthur Hughes, Route 1, Green 
i Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director — Gaw Sparks, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Lyda Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. 

Music Director — Sammie McPeters, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Earnest Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
, Clerk— J. H. Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
/"X^' Treasurer — Louis Robinson, Cane River, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — M. B. Westall, Cane River, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE — Pastor, Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Mack Mcintosh, Route 1, Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 
Music Director — Philip Bailey, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — T. K. Riddle, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Steve Clark, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
I Treasurer — Mrs. R. L. Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
1 ^ Sunday School Superintendent — ^R. L. Shuford, Route 2, Burns- 
Uy ville, N. C. 

^ Training Union Director — Mrs. Opal McDougald, Hamrick, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Society President — Mrs. Roy Autry, Celo, 
North Carolina. 

Chairman of Deacons — J. M. Shuford, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, James Beaver, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

I Clerk — Terrill Young, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Verlin Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — ^Lee DuLaney, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Lee DuLaney, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Pursey Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, J. A. Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Charlie Briggs, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Charlie Briggs, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
iA Sunday School Superintendent — ^Carl Wheeler, Route 2, Burns- 
' ville, N. C. 

I Music Director — Ray Hughes, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Dillard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Clarence Buchanan, Route 3, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 

F Clerk— Mrs. Estella Young, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Sam Silvers, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — Edd Howell, Route 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor, 

Clerk- T. H. Fox, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — D. C. Bailey, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Superintendent — J. E. Johnson, Route 1, Green 
Mountain, N. C. 

Training Union Director — ^Earl Willis, Route 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — ^Welzie Hughes, Route 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. » 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

C. C. Adkins Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Ramsaytown, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Ramsaytown, N. C. 

W. M. Blevins Celo, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Monroe Bradfore Bee Log, N. C. 

Emory Edwards Bee Log, N. C. 

Ardie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Swiss, N. C. 

Clarence Hensley Route 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Bascomb Hensley Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

H. P. Hicks ...... Canton, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Biss McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Celo, N. C. 

Harold Ray Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

M. A. Shuford Celo, N. C. 

S. W. Shuford Aiken, S. C. 

Arthur Wyatt Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BALD CREEK: 

Back Phillips, Mrs. Emiline Hensley, Mrs. Hannah Hensley. 

BLUE ROCK: 

Mrs. Ludey Hilliard 

BROWN'S CREEK: 
Walter Young. 

BURNS VILLE, FIRST: 

W. Z. Robertson, Mrs. Zeb King, John Melvin Robertson, Mrs. 
Clyde Anglin, Miss Eleanor Jackson, Mrs. J. T. Anglin, Mrs. 
W. J. Dodd. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST: 

Andrew Brown, James Russell Batson. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL: 

Mrs. Mariah Shelton, Mrs. Jasie Bennett. 

CANE RIVER: 

Bill Buckner . , 

CONCORD: W* * ; % 

R. S. Ray ■ ^ 

CRABTREE: 

Mrs. Eva King, Mrs. Julia Fortner. 

DOUBLE ISLAND: 

Sam Robinson, Vista Robinson. 

ELK SHOAL: 

Emmitt Randolph. 

FAIRVIEW: 

W. M. Huskins. 
INDIAN CREEK: 

Miss Billie Mclnturff. 
JACK'S CREEK: 

Mrs. Taylor Byrd. 
LAUREL BRANCH: 

Mrs. Christine Gaddy. 
MOUNT PLEASANT: 

Mrs. Hannah Wilson, L. R. Carter, Geter Sronce, Andy Johnson, 
PLEASANT GAP: 

Walter Wilson, John Burleson. 
PLEASANT VALLEY: 

Mrs. Rupert Ray. 
SOUTH ESTATOE: 

Martin Erickson. 
WINDOM: 

Mrs. Dillard Wilson. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL: 

Carl Greene, Fred Sparks. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 9 



PROCEEDINGS 
THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

Dawson Briggs, Moderator, called the seventy-sixth annual 
session of the Yancey Baptist Association to order on Thursday 
morning, September twenty-third, ten o'clock. The program as ar- 
ranged by the Program Committee with the theme, "Keeping in 
Touch with Jesus", was adopted. 

The morning Moments of Worship used the theme, "Jesus Our 
Saviour." The hymn, "At the Cross" was sung. A selected Scrip- 
ture, "Christ Saving" was read responsively. This was followed 
by prayer. 

The following committees were appointed: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mrs. Henry Silver, G. F. Aycock, 
Mrs. Joe Banner. 

RESOLUTION: Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Mrs. Roy Autry, Mrs. 
Floyd Banks. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Steve Clark, Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson, Lester Bailey. 

.ORDINATION: A. Z. Jamerson, Jesse Hughes, Arthur Thomas. 

TRUSTEES: D. R. Fouts, B. M. Tomberlin, W. M. Westall. 

NOMINATING: J. B. Briggs, Miss Wanda Robinson, Mrs. Brooks 
Wilson, Mrs. Brooks Boone, R. A. Pate. 

The Sunday School Work was presented by A. Z. Jamerson 
under this general subject, "Keeping in Touch with Jesus as we 
Teach". The report is given below: 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Our theme for this year is "Let Us Go On" and the objective is 
"one baptism for every eight church members," The enrollment 
goal is 125 enrolled for every 100 church members. 

Our theme is God's own command and only those that go on 
have the promise of God's presence. Our objective is a challenge to 
reach the unsaved of our Association. Our enrollment goal can be 
reached because we have the possibilities. Less than one half of 
the people in the Association are enrolled in Sunday School. 

We made a net gain of 234 in enrollment last year and gained 
221 in average attendance. We could and should reach five hundred 
next year. The field is white unto the harvest. Let us hear Christ's 
command, "Pray ye the Lord of the Harvest that He send forth 
laborers into the field." 

To reach our goal for this year, four things must be done: first, 
we must study; second, we must pray; third, we must work; and 
fourth, we must organize more classes. The enrollment in our In- 
termediate classes is too small. We are not providing for this age 
group and are not reaching them. We are sinfully neglecting the 
shut-ins. We need to minister to those who are sick and aged, those 
who cannot come to the church. 

May we hear Jesus say, "Go out into the highway and hedges 
and compel them to come." The only hope of the world is that in- 
dividuals be taught the Word of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



At this time, "Revive Us Again" was sung. Following this, R. A. 
Pate gave the report on Evangelism. This report was spoken to by 
Carl Hemphill, Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Morgan- 
ton, N. C. "Keeping in Toucl^ with Jesus as we Evangelize" was 
the subject of his message. The report is as follows: 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

Evangelism is a big business and it is also serious business. 
Christ made Evangelism the primary business of His own life and 
ministry. He came saying, "The Son of Man same to seek and to 
save that which was lost." He was always seeking and He was 
always saving. He never allowed Himself to forget why He came. 

What Jesus made primary in His ministry, His church dare not 
make secondary. Problems always multiply in any church when 
primary things are put in secondary places, and secondary things 
are put in primary places. When a large flywheel in a factory gets 
off center, it not only shakes itself to pieces but the building, also. 
But when it is centered, it becomes rhythmical and powerful. So 
it is with churches. When they are centered in Evangelism, in the 
New Testament meaning of this great word, it is then that they 
flourish best and write their finest history. 

What is the place of lay men and women in evangelism today? 
What responsibility do they have for the 68,000,000 of our country 
who belong to no church? In the New Testament Church the laity 
accepted the responsibility for this work. They took the great com- 
mission of Jesus seriously when He said, "Go make disciples." Their 
motto seemed to be, "We tell it, they believe it, Christ does it." 
The early church grew in numbers and in power in the first several 
centuries because lay men and women accepted their evangelistic 
responsibility, and at a time when such work was not only difficult 
but hazardous. 

If the unreached masses are to be won for Christ and the church 
today, then the lay men and women and the young people in our 
churches must be willing to be trained and used in this great work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. Pate 

C. B. Trammel brought the annual message using this subject, 
"Consider the Christian How He Grows". 
The session closed with prayer. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The session began with the singing of "What a Friend We Have 
In Jesus". Arthur Thomas led in the Moments of Meditation using 
this subject, "Jesus Our Friend". 

The Hospital Report was read in the absence of the Hospital 
Chairman, D. R. Fouts, by the clerk. Arnold Smith, Chaplain at the 
Baptist Hospital, brought a message with this theme, "Keeping in 
Touch With Jesus as We Minister to the Sick". The report is as 
follows: 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 



HOSPITAL REPORT 

The report for the Hospital for this associational year is much 
more encouraging than any previous year, especially in one respect. 
More churches in the Association have contributed to the Hospital 
than heretofore. Out of the 33 Baptist Churches in Yancey County, 
only 5 churches have failed to contribute to the Hospital according 
to the last report. On the other hand, the amount of the contri- 
butions has not increased as it should have, although the total 
amount given by the participating churches exceeds the amount 
given in the associational year of 1953. 

It is difficult to emphasize the importance of the Hospital Pro- 
gram more than we have heretofore done since efforts have been 
made from year to year to stress the work of the Hospital. 

I urige all the churches to make the Association 100% for the 
coming associational year. Surely, there is not a single church in 
the Association that can not contribute something to the Baptist 
Hospital. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 

''Keeping in Touch with Jesus Through Our Ministry to the 
Aging" was discussed by Zeb Caudle, Superintendent of Albemarle 
Baptist Home for the Aging. 

Following the singing of "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms", 
the Orphanage report was read by A. Z. Jamerson in the absence of 
the Orphanage Chairman, W. M. Westall. Isaac Terrilli Pastor at 
Mills Home, spoke to the report with this subject, "Keeping in Touch 
with Jesus Through Our Orphanage". The report is as follows: 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

About seven hundred children were cared for last year in Our 
Orphanage. At Mills Home the Recreational Center and the beauti- 
ful new church building were completed in 1953. Now for the first 
time in its history Mills Home has adequate places for its children 
to play and worship. We are about ready to begin building a new 
church building at Kennedy Home. We rejoice that friends have 
made these buildings possible and are thankful that every effort is 
being made to see that "Our Children" in the Orphanage are privi- 
leged to grow up in a spiritual, atmosphere. 

"Charity and Children" will keep us informed about our Orpha- 
nage as well as other phases of Baptist Work. The subscription 
price is 60c per year in clubs of 10 or more to be distributed in your 
Sunday School, or 70c in clubs of ten mailed to individuals. We do 
not have a club in our Association. Let's try to have at least ten 
clubs by next year. 

This year thirty-two of the thirty-three churches in our Asso- 
ciation gave money or produce or both. That is a fine record! Let 
us pray and work that next year we might have thirty-three 
churches giving an offering which will be pleasing to Christ who 
loves the children. Our offering this year was $2,935.70. With our 



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General Superintendent, Mr. W. C. Reed, we would say, "We must 
not, we will not fail them." 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 
Orphanage Chairman 
H. G. Bailey came at this time and brought the Deacons' Fellow- 
ship Report. It is given below: 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

During the associational year just ending the Deacon Fellow- 
ship held only two meetings. The first one was held jointly with 
the Brotherhood meeting at Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. The 
second meeting v/as held with the West Burnsville Baptist Church 
on Sunday, August the 29th, 2:30 o'clock, with sixteen deacons, four 
pastors and eight visitors attending. 

The program theme for the meeting was "Consecration." Special 
music, speaking and an open discussion of the work of the office of 
a deacon made up the program. Brother C. P. Randolph gave a chal- 
lenging message on the "True Functions of Deacons." In his message 
it was made clear that a deacon must be a man full of the Holy 
Spirit and dedicated to the Cause of Christ and His Church. A man 
who speaks the truth, loves the Lord and is willing at all times to 
suffer humility as he functions in the church. That the Cause of 
Christ and the unity of the church are controlling motives in his 
life. It was further pointed out that a deacon must know the Word 
of the Lord and the will of Christ. To obtain this much study and 
prayer must be practiced by any and all who are elected to fill the 
office of a deacon. He must study the Bible and he must, also, have 
a good knowledge of the program of the church. He must attend 
the services of the church and place loyalty to Christ above loyalty 
to other matters. It was further brought out that if a deacon does 
honor to the office of a deacon, he must possess a Great Faith. A 
faith that is deep and abiding, a Trust that will keep the church 
united in a spirit of fellowship and Christian service, a Love that 
trandscends all racial barriers and prejudices, a Devotion that will 
make it easy for him to be sacrificial in his serving and in his living, 
a Humility that will enable him to serve the church, realizing al- 
ways that he is a Servant of the Church. 

The first meeting in the new associational year is scheduled to 
meet with the Bolen's Creek Baptist Church on the third Sunday in 
November which is November 21st. We hope to have deacons repre- 
senting all the churches in the Yancey Baptist Association. We can 
become united and strong, if we have fellowship and work together 
praying always that the True Spirit of Christ may rule and reign in 
our lives. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 

Miss Sara Hensley brought the Bible School Report. Below the 
report is included: 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 



BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

The poet might give us lines like these in thinking of our youth 
of today — 

He stood by the side of the high-way of life 
And saw his fellowman burdened with pain and strife, 

While others passed by so carefree and gay 
He did not know how to choose his way. 

The pain, the strife, the joy, the mirth. 
These were the things he would find on earth. 

Yet how was he to know what path to use? 
Which pattern of life? Which God to choose? 

As he stood there and pondered the ways 
His mind went back to his boyhood days, 

Where from a patient teacher he had come to know 
The one true God and the way to go. 

Within our Baptist Association today we find that our churches 
are striving to teach our boys and girls to seek the more abundant 
life and to follow the path of Christ in their everyday living. In 
the Vacation Bible Schools the youth in our communities have been 
taught through scripture and prayer, music, and directed activities, 
that "He is the way of life". 

Fourteen of our churches have submitted the following report 
for the Bible Schools which were conducted this summer. 

Total enrollment 912, with an average attendance of 737. 

The offering received was $94.20. From this amount $80.20 was 
sent to the Cooperative Program and $14.00 was sent to Missionaries. 

Only one of these Bible Schools, Bolen's Creek, reached the 
standard. One of the latest requirements for a standard school is 
a Nursery Department and some of our churches failed to receive 
this information in time to reach the standard. 

As we compare the number that we enrolled in Bible Schools 
with the number that we have in our Sunday Schools we find that 
only approximately 40% of our children were enlisted. Yet in ten 
days of Bible School our boys and girls receive more than one-half 
of the Bible training that they receive for a year in Sunday School. 

We can pause and ask ourselves these questions — 

How can we enlist our boys and girls? 

How can we best train them? 

What should we teach them? 

Who will direct their paths? 

The task is ours. The challenge is great. In what better way 
can we serve our Master than to give to our boys and girls the op- 
portunity of learning how to "Keep in Touch With Jesus" through 
our Daily Vacation Bible Schools? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Miss Sara Hensley 
The session closed with prayer. 



14 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



THURSDAY EVENING SESSION 

The evening session opened. with the singing of "All. the Way 
My Saviour Leads Me". The Youth Mission Group led in the Mo- 
ments of Meditation and developed this thought, "Jesus Our 
Leader". 

The Training Union Report was presented by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard. The report is given below: 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Some progress is reflected in the Training Union Report, a gain 
of one Union; an increase in enrollment of 145; and an increase in 
average attendance of 147. We are grateful to God for His goodness 
and grateful for all who joined heart and hands in promoting 
Training Union Work in the association. 

Perhaps, one of the most far-reaching projects during the year 
was the Training Union Revival. Miss Mabel Starnes directed the 
effort using the fourteen summer Training Union Workers. Three 
hundred and forty attended the Mass Meeting during the week and 
at this meeting there were sixteen professions and forty-two dedi- 
cations. 

With the theme, **Be Strong in the Lord," for this coming year 
we are planning for a great Training Union year. Our aim: More 
Training Unions and Better Training Unions as we move forward 
in the strength of the Lord." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson gave the Report of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union. The report is as follows: 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As we think of the work of our Woman's Missionary Union in 
our . association, we think of these words. "Line upon line, precept 
upon precept, here a little there a little. Our work is small and 
sometimes it gets very weak, It is then we get gleams that gives us 
strength and carries us on. , 

We have not gained in organization, but the work we do has 
been good this year. We are ever, mindful that we are to declare 
His glory to all nations. Out of the thirty-three churches in our asso- 
ciation, we have only eight Missionary Societies and three churches 
which have fifteen Junior organizations. Our total enrollment is 
now 289. We know that others should be enlisted and we shaH con- 
tinue to pray that the vision of missions will burst into the other 
churches through us. 

We had a good attendance at our annual convention and we were 
blessed and inspired as we heard our State President, Mrs. Gordon 
Maddry and Mrs. Marvin Garrett, Missionary to Nigeria. 

We have not reached all our goals but our offerings have been 
good. 

Our Mission Study Reports are not as good as last year. 
Let us not be discouraged but go forward realizing that a few 
are laboring faithfully, and are praying that the Lord of the harvest 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 



will thrust us on with renewed zeal, and, that this year we will 
have a more abundantly harvest. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
After the singing of "Wherever He Leads I'll Go", Miss Ruth 
Provence, Executive Secretary of Woman's Missionary Union of 
North Carolina, spoke using the subject, "Keeping in Touch With 
Jesus Through Our Mission Program". 
The session closed with prayer. / 

FRTOAY MORNING SESSION 

The session began with the singing of "Break Thou the Bread of 
Life". A responsive Scripture Reading, "Christ Teaching" was read 
and Jesse Hughes led in prayer. 

The business session was conducted at this time. The following 
committees reported and the reports as adopted are given below: 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS 

We, the Yancey Baptist Association meeting in its seventy-eighth 
session wish to express our gratitude to the Indian Creek Church 
for its gracious hospitality. The bounteous meal was excellent and 
the flowers added much to the atmosphere of the meeting. ^ 

We wish to express our appreciation to the guest speakers and 
to the program committee for the very fine work they have done, 
done. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles B. Trammel 
Mrs. Roy Autry 
Mrs. Floyd Banks 

PLACE AND PREACHER 

PLACE: Crabtree Baptist Church. 
PREACHER: A. Z. Jamerson. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Henry Silvers 
G. F. Aycock 
Mrs. Joe Banner 
The following officers were nominated from the floor and elect- 
ed: Moderator, Dawson Briggs; Vice-Moderator, Jesse Hughes; 
Clerk, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

A motion was made and passed that we add to the list of of- 
ficers a Brotherhood President, and that whatever changes neces- 
sary to include this officer in the constitution be made. 

The Nomination Committee made its report and it is as follows: 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Sunday School Superintendent — ^A. Z. Jamerson. 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent — Mrs. A. Z. Jam- 
erson. 

Brotherhood President— Garrett Bailey. 

Training Union Director— Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 



16 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Chairman Executive Committee — ^^C. B. Trammel. 

Temperance Chairman — C. P. Randolph. 

Orphanage Chairman — ^W. M. Westall. 

Hospital Chairman — ^D. R. Fouts. 

Christian Literature Chairman — Miss Madge Carter. 

Christian Education Chairman— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson. 

Evangelistic Chairman — ^R. A. Pate. J ' 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman— Grady Bailey. 

Bible School Director^ — Miss Sara Hehsley. 

Home for the Aging— Steve Clark. 

Music Director— Mrs. E. F. Hunter, Jr. 

Members of Executive Committee — ^E. G. Adkins, R. A. Pate, 
B. R. Penland, B. M. Tomberlin. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. B. Briggs 

Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

Mrs. Sol Harris 

Mrs. Hershel Holcombe 
E, G. Adkins 

A motion was made and passed that the Executive Committee 
study the dates for the annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation and present a report to the next session. : 

The Christian Literature Report was read and is included be- 
low: 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Reading is an important part of any person's life. Whether one 
reads for recreation or information, he should know the type of 
reading material used. This eventually leads him to analyze the 
quality and quantity of subject matter. Since so much time is spent 
in reading, Christians should not be content to sit idly by and say 
nothing. Observation and examination of current reading materials 
proves that much is unfit for publication — much less to read! 

So, if we offer destructive criticism only, we have accomplished 
little or nothing. One person alone is too small for such a task. 
However, as a step in constructive reading, why shouldn't each 
church have a literature chairman to work with an Associational 
Chairman? Do you know of any way to make good Baptists better 
than to read Baptist Literature? An abundant supply is available 
at low prices for a little effort and much interest. Then let us as 
Baptists challenge our people to include more Baptist materials in 
our churches. In the words of Spurgeon, "You need to read". 

Respectfully submitted, 

Madge Carter 

C. W. Bazemore, Associate Editor of the "Biblical Recorder" 
spoke to the report using this subject, "Keeping in Touch with 
Jesus as we Read". 

The Christian Education report was made by Mrs. Billy Brooks 
Wilson and is given below: 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



17 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

Knowledge is so important! Paul in his writings says to us, 
"Study to show thyself approved". All of us need to avail ourselyes 
of every opportunity to know that we might be happier and be a 
blessing to others. 

Furthermore, we have a responsibility in providing opportuni- 
ties for growth that our young people might be trained. North Caro- 
lina Baptists realizing this provide Christian schools — five Junior 
Colleges, namely: Gardner- Webb, Mars Hill, Campbell, Wingate and 
Chowan, and two Senior Colleges, Meredith and Wake Forest. 

These schools and faculty members need our prayers and our 
financial support. As you know, they are largely supported through 
the money received from the Cooperative Program. Let us pray and 
let us give, that these schools might bring honor to God. Then, let 
us encourage the young people in our communities to attend. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 
Christian Education Chairman 

Dr. J. R. Nelson brought greetings from Mars Hill College. A 
group of students from Gardner-Webb College shared with us their 
impressions of this college. Miss Mabel Starnes, Dean of Women at 
Gardner- Webb College spoke on this subject, "Keeping in Touch 
with Jesus Through Our Christian Colleges". 

C. D. Begginger, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Asheville, N. 
C, brought the closing message under this theme, "Keeping in 
Touch with Jesus in a World Missions Program". 

After a closing prayer the seventy-sixth annual session of the 
Yancey Baptist Association adjourned. 



18 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



constitution' 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the third Sunday in September. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or the 
fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth in this 
Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom by unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings; shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

,6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall /be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Chui^hes thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. TKe Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the Asso- 
ciation. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whorh shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the association and to make 
recommendations to the association at the annual session of the 
association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, the 
Sunday School and the Training Union associational organizations 
shall recommend a member of their organization for membership 
on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an Ex- 
ecutive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each Committee to be composed 
of three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A— CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 

Burnsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Upper Shoal Creek 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 





u 
















C! 










(U 









ent 


w 
a; 




■o 






(h 






Q . 




c 


isms 


tters a 
Idition! 




I Re 
bers 


I No 
bers 


D< 


m C 




5S 


to 




O 






« 










7 


.... 2 


6 


210 


48 


.7 


• 


1 


29 


12 




... 4 


. ... 1 


75 


2 


10 


. 2 


5 


115 


15 


5 


... 1 


10 


107 


160 


10 


21 


29 


374 


183 


16 


... 1 


4 


107 


53 


1 


. 7 


" 9 


169 


20 


4 


•■• 


.'. 6 


175 


80 


1 


... 1 




21 


40 


28 




1 


83 


13 


2 


2 


6 


80 


10 


24 


.. 1 


8 


174 


86 


3 


.... 4 


8 


136 


125 


1 




1 


65 


15 




1 




40 


19 


8 




\ 


41 


17 






10 


156 


129 


6 


.. 6 


2 


86 


10 


3 




1 


40 


. 9 


11 






47 


.. 8 


9 


.... 2 




111 


53 


12 




c 

... o 


154 


.64 


8 


.2 


7 


138 


64 


2 


. 1 


10 


101 


103 


7 




2 


106 


94 


14 




. 3 


82 


.47 


9 


1 


2 


100 


37 


17 


6 


. 8 


252 


.46 


.81 




43 


5 


18 


... 7 


5 


116 


. 9 


10 


3 


.. 5 


110 


79 


3 


2 


4 


145 


20 


264 


84 


159 


3788 


1675 



TABLE B 



THE SUNDAY 



SCHOOL 



CHURCHES 



sion 
tment 


rs Not Counted 

3 and Departments 


Total Sunday 
I Enrolment 


Extens 
Deparl 


Office] 
Classe; 


Grand 
School 




2 


148 
57 
62 
180 
128 
304 
179 
117 
118 
65 




2 




... 5 


...17 


7 
2 




...33 


3 

... 2 




... 2 




2 




6 




2 


I 62 
102 
178 
122 

.73 
.68 
90 




2 




2 




2 




4 

.2 
.11 




2 


.86 
94 
55 
69 
84 
129 
128 
108 
107 
116 
150 
105 
52 
109 




2 




2 




2 




5 


9 


2 
6 




2 




2 




2 


...16 


2 
2 




2 




3 




2 


139 
135 
3719 




2 


75 


.98 



« 



+3 O 
CO o 

CO o 

>C/5 



Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 

Burnsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel...-. 

Indian Creek 

tvy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Upper Shoal Creek 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion , 

Totals 



.6 
5 
24 
16 
13 



6 .12 



...14 
.11 
...5 
... 9 
12 
16 
18 
.12 
18 
15 
. ...5 
10 
.15 
.12 
.22 
20 
20 
422 



15 
14 
276 



28 



12 

.26 
.10 
. 15 
.10 
15 
... 8 
.18 
... 9 
.10 



.15 
21 
18 

.12 

...17 
20 
21 
12 
12 

.12 
8 

422 



... 8 
...18 
22 
.51 
.14 
22 
20 
...10 
15 
55 
...20 



27 
40 
18 
596 



102 
38 
47 

104 
68 

155 
86 

, 72 

100 
43 

...451 
95 

,. 96 
80 
61 

.35 
48 

...73 
63 

.32 

.45 

.60 

.78 
65 
68 
46 

.71 

.85 
84 

. 45 
75 
78. 



TABLE C-^TRAINING UNION 



CHURCHES 



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. 2 

2 

...2 

6 

.2 
.8 
2 

...2 
...2 
...2 
...4 
....4 
... 4 
42 



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Bald Creek 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek .... 
Burnsville, First... 
Burnsville, West.. 

Crabtree 

Indian Creek 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Pleasant ... 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Zion 

Totals 



.10 



45 



46 



.15 
32 
22 
10 
11 
... 9 
.. 7 
12 
11 

16 
14 
159 



9 

12 
20 
18 
10 
173 



12 



15 
207 



54 
69 
76 
.98 
.58 
49 
53 
40 
27 
43 
60 
95 
57 
769 



TABLE D—WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



CHURCHES 


W.M.S. Units 


Y.W.A. Units 


G.A. Units 


R.A. Units 


Sunbeam Units 


Total Units 


W.M.S. Enrolled 


Y.W.A. Enrolled 


G.A. Enrolled 


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1 


1 


1 


1 


5 


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... 6 
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6 

9 


.6 


11 


14 


...14 


69 
6 
130 
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2 

1 


2 


1 


7 


5 


...19 


.23 
.10 


.24 
.18 


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Jack's Creek 


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.. 1 
.. 1 




1 


1 


4 
1 




8 


Laurel Branch 










1 


...6 
... 8 










6 


Mount Pleasant 


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8 










1 










8 


South Estatoe 










1 


19 
137 










19 
289 


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2 


4 


4 


3 


21 


11 


38 


47 


56 



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Burnsville, First enrollment 50 



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MINUTES 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-seventh annual session 

^ ft /; . 

held with 
Crabtree Baptist Church 
September 22-23, 1955 

ft 

NEXT SESSION will be held with the 
Young's Chapel 
. August 30-31, 1956 




2 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator R. A. Pate, MicaviUe, N. C. 

Associate Moderator H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Bald Creek, N. C. 

S. S. Supt A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director... Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Executive Committee B. M. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 

Temperance Chairman C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

Orphanage Chairman W. M. Westall, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chairman D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Ed. Chm Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chairman E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of the Home 

for the Aging Steve Clark, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School Director Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK — ^Pastor, James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt. — ^Andrew Edwards, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Van Hardin, Bee Log, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Floyd Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt. — Coy Cox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
BLUE ROCK—Pastor, Rev. J. L. Street, Nebo, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mr. Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.— Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burns- 
ville, North Carolina. 

Clerk— W. M. Banks, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Miss Louise Silver, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt,— Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — ^Miss Dorothy Smith, St. Rt, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 
Music Director — ^Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Grover Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Mrs. Henry Silver, Celo, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.— ^Sam Hensley, Celo, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



Training Union Director — ^Mrs. Siegle Davis, Celo, N. C. 

W. M. U. President— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Celo, N. C. 

Music Director — Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 

iPianist — Miss Loretta Robinson, Celo, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Rev. C. B. Trammell, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. 

Clerk-^Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — ^Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt. — ^Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Ed. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President — Mrs. Max Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Director — G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Mrs. I. R. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk — Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — ^Lloyd Elliott, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President — Mrs. E. G. Adkins, Burnsvile, N. C. 

Music Director — ^Donald Souther, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — ^Wanda Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — W. N. King, Burnsville, N. C. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL — Pastor, Rev. Clyde Mashburn, Erwin, Tenn. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Ramseytown, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.— Holt Bennett, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director — Jack Hensley, Ramseytown, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Addler Phillips, Ramseytown, N. C. 

CANE RIVER — Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk— Oval Smith, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Alvin Hensley, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.— Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Jimmy Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
• Pianist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Mr. T. H. Phoenix, Cane River, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Rev. Tyson Buchanan, Penland, N. C. 
Clerk — ^Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Nick Gouge, Micaville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD — Pastor, Rev. Howard Cook, Elizabethton, Tenn. 
Clerk— Ransom Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Verta Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.— Ransom Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Dayton Jones, Rt. 1, Elk Park, N. C. 
Clerk — Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — John McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — ^Mrs. Lillian Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — John McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



DOUBLE ISLAND— ^Pastor, Rev. C. A. Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk — J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
■- Treasurer — L. D. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
' Sunday School Supt.— W. S. Hall, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Training Union Director — Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, 

North Carolina. 
Music Direttor — Arthur Boone, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Shirley Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — L. D. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOAL—Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Ponder, Rt. 1, Mars Hills, N. C. 
Clerk— Hoyt King, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Leslie Proffltt, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Miss Hannah Mathis, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
, Pianist— Mrs. Clarence Proffitt Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons — Bis Randolph, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Dave Blevins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Tynor, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — Ray Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor 

Clerk-Treasurer — ^Lewis Edge, Rt. 2, Burnsville N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Mrs. Clarence McMahan, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N, C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — Mrs. Ha Mclnturff, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Ethel Maney, Cane River, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Helen Robinson, Cane River, N. C. 
'Music Director — ^Luther Robinson, Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ila Mclnturff, Cane River, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor, Rev. Wade Harris, Erwin, Tenn. 
Clerk — Ernest Buckner, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jess Buckner, Swiss, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Music Director — Edna Jamerson, Swiss, N. C; Chairman of 
Deacons— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer— E. F. Hunter, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C; 
Training Union Director — J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President— Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — ^Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, Rev. R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs, J. E Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Mrs. Billie Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, 
North Carolina. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



Training Union Direstor — Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensaaola, N. C. 
W. M. U. President — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — ^Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

LOCUST GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Earl Cole, Rt. 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Fred Murphy, Relief, N. C.,, . . 

MT. MITCHELL— Rev, Gordon Chrisawn, Marion, N. C. , 
Clerk — Mrs. Connie Chrisawn, Hamrick, N. C. 

/j .'.Treasurer — Russell Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. . ' ■ Mrr'JO^ 
Sunday School Supt. — Ben Chrisawn, Hamrick, N. C. i ^ 
Chairman of Deacons — John Robinson, Hamrick, N. C. . ' T. 

MT. PLEASANT— Rev. M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. : 'r. - 
Clerk — Mrs. Herman Angel, Swiss, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. ' -i\ 
. Sunday School Supt— B. M. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. ' 
• -"Training Union Director — Charles B. Tomberlin, Rt. 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

. W. M. U. President— Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Swiss, N. C. ■ ^ 
Music Director — H. W. Briggs, Swiss, N. C. - 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Bald Creek, N. C. i 10 

Chairman of Deacons — W. T. Tomberlin, Swiss, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Rev. Frank "Parsons, RFD, BakersviUe, 
North Carolina. 

Clerk — Gay Sparks, Micaville, N. C. ^ ' - OC ,1^ ./ 

Treasurer — Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

-Sunday School Supt.— E. C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

■ "Music Director — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons— Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

, .ni^Clerk — Gay Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. / . , - : j,^ . 
Treasurer — Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Gay Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director — ^C. W. Sparks, Green Mountain N. C. 
Pianist— Elizabeth Wheeler, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, 
North Carolina. ! .' ' ^' 

Clerk -Treasurer — Mrs. Sammie McPeters,'Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — J. B. Robinson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Sammy McPeters, Rt. I, Burnsville, N. C. 
, , Pianist — ^/Irs. Homer Carroll, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
" Chairman of Deacons— Ernest Ray, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— J. H. Wilson, Cane River, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Louis Robertson, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Joe Blankenship, Cane River, N. C. 
Music Director — Ralph Towe, Cane River, N. C. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer— Mrs. L. E. Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director — Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, 

North Carolina. 
Music Director — Philip Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Mary Lou Thomas, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Steve Clark, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. R. L. Shuford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
, Training Union Director — Mrs. R. L. Rector, Hamrick, N. C. 
W. M. U. President — Mrs. Fred Shuford, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — J. M. Shuford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK— ^Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville. N. C. 

Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Verlin Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — ^Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, Rev. J. Astor Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.— Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Roy Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Jannette Silvers, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Dillard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Clarence Buchanan, Spruce Pine, 
North Carolina. 
Clerk— Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — ^Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
. Sunday School Supt. — Jeff Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — ^Pastor, P. L. McMahan, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — J. E. Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — D. C. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt. — ^Welzie Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons — ^Welzie Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



C. C. Adkins Ramseytown, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Ramseytown, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Romseytown, N. C. 

W. M. Blevins Celo, N, C. 

Arthur Boone Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Bee Log, N. C. 

Emory Edwards Erwin, Tenn. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Claren'ce Hensley ...Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Bascombe Hensley Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

H. P. Hicks Canton, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Biss McMahan... Micaville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Celo, N. C. 

Harold Ray Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

M. A. Shuford Celo, N. C. 

S. W. Shuford Aiken, S. C. 

Arthur Wyatt Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Fred Wheeler Oteen, N. C. 

Niram Phillips Ramseytown, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney ...Cane River, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Rt. 1,. Green Mountain, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK: 

Niram Hensley . ' 

BROWN'S CREEK: - 
Mrs. Robert Gouge, Mrs. Allen Shuford. 

BURNSVILLE: 

B. C. Mcintosh, Mrs. J. R. Miller, B. H. Nichols, Mrs. R. S. 
Roland. 

CANE RIVER - 
Isaac Randolph, Mrs. Isaac Randolph, Mrs. Morgan Pitman, Mrs. 
Martha Silvers. 

CONCORD: 
Joe Ray. 

CRABTREE: . >: 

Lewis Fortner, H. J. Fox, Eula Hilliard. 

DOUBLE ISLAND: 

Lida Robinson, Trustee. 

ELK SHOAL: 

Mrs. Bashie Proffitt, Molt King. 

FAIRVIEW: / 
Will Huskins. 

IVY GAP: 

Elbert Crowder, Miss Elizabeth Chandler, Mrs. Delie Ferguson. 

LOCUST GROVE: 

Mrs. Hattie Hughes. 

MT. PLEASANT: 

Miss Cordelia Hensley, Clarence Edwards. • ' 

PLEASANT GAP: 
Mrs. Sam Jones. 

PLEASANT GROVE: / ; 

Richard Hughes, Bascombe Randolph. 

PRICES CREEK: 

Hollis Wilson. ^ 

RIVERSIDE: 

Mrs. Dave McKinney, Ralph Roland. 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK: 

Grady Young, Willard Robinson. 



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PROCEEDINGS 
MORNING SESSION. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 

The Seventy-seventh annual session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the singing of, "Come Thou Fount". C. B. 
Trammel led in the moments of worship. 

'Due to the absence of the Moderator, the Executive Committee 
recommended that A. Z. Jamerson serve as Moderator for this ses- 
sion. D. R. Fouts made the motion that the recommendation be 
accepted and the motion carried. 

Visitors were recognized. Twenty-two churches were repre- 
sented and thirteen pastors were present. The following commit- 
tees were nominated: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mrs. Henry Silver, Steve Clark, 
Ralph Young. 

RESOLUTION: Mrs. Charles B. Trammel, Mrs. Eula Hensley, 
Mrs. Ray Pate. 

TRUSTEES: Mr. Horace Edge, E. G. Adkins, Charles Tomberlin. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Mr. Dover Fouts, Arthur 
Thomas, Mr. Clyde Mashburn. 

ORDINATION: R. A. Pate, Steve Clark, Charles Trammel. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Pastor Jesse Hughes, Pastor Ar- 
thur Thomas, Layman B. R. Penland, Layman B. M. Tomberlin. 

Not appointed members because of office held: S. S. Supt., T. U. 
Director, W. M. U. Supt., Moderator, Clerk, Member Ex-Officio. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Training Union Representative, 
George Murdock; Woman's Missionary Union Representative, Mrs. 
W. Z. Robertson; Sunday School Representative, J. B. Briggs; Two 
Members at Large, Mrs. Henry Silvers, Miss Madge Carter. 

R. A. Pate gave the report on Evangelism. The report was 
adopted as read. 

J. M. Hayes came at this time to bring greetings from the 
North Carolina Baptist Homes. He spoke briefly on the work oi 
the Homes. 

The Christian Literature report was read and adopted. C. B. 
Trammel spoke to the report. 

D. R. Fouts brought the Hospital report. The report was adopt- 
ed as presented. W. K. McGee spoke to the report. 

A. Z. Jamerson brought the annual message with this subject: 
"When God Takes Charge". Esther 5:1-4 was used as the scripture. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 

With the singing of "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning" the 
afternoon session opened. Arthur Thomas led in a period of worship. 

C. B. Trammel brought the recommendation from the Execu- 
tive Committee that the annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation be held on Thursday and Friday before the first Sunday 
in September. The motion carried with the understanding that the 
necessary change be made in the Constitution. 

M. A. Huggins discussed "God in Charge of the World for Christ 
Program". 

Steve Clark gave the report on the Baptist Homes. It was adopt- 
ed as read. 

W. M. Westall read the Orphanage Report and it was adopted. 
Marsh Grant spoke to the report. 
The session closed with prayer. 

EVENING SESSION, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 

(Held in First Baplist Church) 

The Bible School children participated through Scripture, testi- 
mony and song. 

M. A. Huggins brought the closing message. 

An exhibit was displayed in the basement from the various 
Bible Schools held during the summer. 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION, SEPTEMBER 23 

The session opened with the singing of "He Keeps Me Singing". 
Jesse Hughes led the devotional thoughts. 

H. G. Bailey brought the report from the Deacon Fellowship. 
The report was adopted as read. 

The Brotherhood President was not present so the body voted 
to include the Brotherhood report in the Minutes and give the time 
to the representative from Mars Hill College. 

R. L. Holt brought greetings from Mars Hill College and em- 
phasized the importance of Christian Education. 

The report of the Woman's Missionary Union was given by Mrs. 
A. Z. Jamerson and adopted. 

Miss Laura Mae Hilliard made the Training Union Report and 
the report was adopted as given. 

After the singing of "Break Thou the Bread of Life", the Chris- 
tian Education Report was adopted as read. 

Willard Hamrick of Wake Forest College spoke to the report. 
A business session was held. Reports from the following 
Committees were given: 

Place and Preacher. 

Resolutions. 

J. B. Briggs, Chairman of the Nomination Committee brought 
the report and it was adopted as read except for the Chairman of 
the Executive Committee. C. B. Trammel who was suggested by 
the committee as the Chairman asked to be replaced and the body 
nominated and elected D. M. Tomberlin. 

R. A. Pate was nominated and elected as Moderator; H. G. 



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Bailey as Vice-Moderator and Mrs. Pate as Clerk. 

The seventy-seventh annual session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation adjourned after the benediction was pronounced. 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

PLACE— Young's Chapel. 

PREACHER — P. S. McMahan; Alternate — Clyde Mashburn. 

Steve Clark 
' Ralph Young 
Hattie Silvers 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

The Yancey Baptist Association meeting in the Crabtree Bap- 
tist Church for the Seventy-seventh session extend our heart felt 
thanks to the host church for their cordial welcome and delicious 
food. 

For the excellent program we wish to thank our Associational 
Missionary and the Executive Committee — also our State workers 
who have made our world program more real to us, and to all those 
who have made our meeting together successful. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles B. Trammel 
Mrs. Eula Hensley 
Mrs. Roy Pate 

ANNUAL REPORT DEACON FELLOWSHIP GROUP 
YANCEY ASSOCIATION — 1954-55 

During the association year now coming to a close the Deacon 
Fellowship Group held four meetings, (One each quarter). Meet- 
ings were held in the following churches: Burnsville, First, Bolen's 
Creek, Mt. Pleasant and Jack's Creek. Seventeen churches partici- 
pated in these meetings with an average of only seven churches at 
any one meeting. 

Good programs were provided for each of these meetings. 
Speakers of outstanding ability and good music were provided. A 
wonderful spirit of Christian Fellowship was in evidence. 

The general theme for all these meetings v/as "WORKING TO- 
GETHER IN CHRISTIAN SERVICE". In each meeting it was 
stressed that a spirit of unity and co-operation must be the practice 
of all Deacons if the church is to grow and fulfill its mission of 
reaching, teaching and enlisting our people in Christian service. It 
was *also' stressed that a deacon is a servant, not the master, of the 
church and that he must realize and practice this truth in all hu- 
mility and love. 

Each deacon present at these meetings had an opportunity to 
say something, to offer suggestions and to express his opinions. 
Each one was also asked to give any rich experience that had been 
his in service as a deacon. As a result of this type program many 
rich truths and experiences were brougnt to light. 

We are indeed grateful to all the churches that invited us to 
meet with them and for all who took part on these programs. Our 
plan is to meet once each quarter, now scheduled for the second 



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Sunday in the months on which these meetings fall. It is also the 
plan to spread these meetings around so as to go into every area of 
the Association. 

May we as Deacons come to realize if God works in and through 
our lives that we must pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 
We must study to know Gods will and plan for our services, then 
we must put into practice the truths as set before us in Gods word. 
May we learn early that a great faith, an abiding love and a de- 
sire to serve Christ according to his will must so possess us that we 
may be able to serve with honor to the office of Deacon. If all these 
virtues are practiced daily by each deacon in all our churches then 
there will be no divisions, no contentions among us and the church 
will be able to go forward in carrying the message of Christ to all 
our people at home and around the world. May we strive to serve 
with honor and ability to this great office. May we work and plan 
for a united people and for full cooperation of all our churches in 
this great work. May our churches be'come united so that we may 
all call each other brother in Christ. May we always be consid- 
erate of the opinions and feelings of others. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. Bailey . • 

Chm. Deacon Fellowship 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

The most recent addition to the work of the Association has 
been the organization of active Brotherhoods. The Bolen's Creek 
Brotherhood, the first to be organized in the Association, completed 
the year with 11 members and the Brotherhood of the BurnsviUe 
First Baptist Church completed its first year with 41 members. 
Both organizations held monthly meetings and contributed much 
to the program of their respective churches. 

One Associational Clinic was conducted at the Burnsville First 
Baptist Church by Mr. James Sapp, Brotherhood Secretary for the 
Southern Baptist Convention. Also present for this meeting were 
Wayne Cole, President of Region 9 of the State Brotherhood, Gary 
Harthcock, vice-president of the State Brotherhood. 

The primary objective of the Brotherhood is to bring the men 
of the Church together in Christian fellowship in an effort to sup- 
port the entire Church program, giving particular attention to 
Evangelism, Stewardship, and Youth Work. With the transfer of 
the Royal Ambassador from the Woman's Missionary Union to the 
Brotherhood, the challenge is even greater. The women have done 
a splendid job with the Royal Ambassadors and it is imperative that 
the men of the Association maintain this work on its present leveL 

We should concentrate our efforts in an attempt to establish 
a Brotherhood in the program of every church in the Association. 

Respectfully submitted, -- 
- ; : _ . G. D. Bailey , - ^ : 



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HOSPITAL REPORT 

It is with regret that I advise the Association of a reduction in 
offerings to our Baptist Hospital. The last report which I received 
indicates approximately $50.00 less in Mother's Day contributions 
than in 1954. The report also indicates five (5) churches not con- 
tributing. Two (2) of the churches which did not contribute in 1955 
made offerings in 1954. 

Usually there is a desire on the part of each person to have the 
very best and it is hoped that the churches of the Association will 
strive to be 100% in 1956. Surely, we do not need any added in- 
centive to increase our Mother's Day offering if we only realize the 
great privilege and the tremendous obligation resting upon the 
Baptist Churches of North Carolina. When we think that at the 
Baptist Hospital there were 5,800 operations in 1955, averaging 17 
operations per day, then we know the great work that is being ac- 
complished. To carry on the work of the Baptist Hospital requires 
the services of 1,000 people. The Baptists of North Carolina have a 
hospital that has established an enviable reputation throughout the 
country and we should indeed be proud of such an institution which 
is serving humanity and thus following Jesus' example. 

In July, 1955, there was an average increase in North Carolina 
of contributions amounting to approximately 14% but a decrease in 
Yancey County. 

Are we satisfied with this record? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 
Hospital Representative 

REPORT OF N. C. BAPTIST HOMES 

Contributions to the North Carolina Baptist Homes during 1955 



to August 1 : 

Bank's Creek $ 2.70 

Burnsville, First 50.00 

Byrd's Chapel 20.00 

Crabtree 16.20 

Double Island 28.00 

Elk Shoal 7.75 

Fair View 10.00 

Indian Creek 5.50 

Laurel Branch 3.60 

Mt. Pleasant 25.00 

Pleasant Grove 8.70 

West Burnsville 15.55 



TOTAL $193.00 



A total gift of $193.00 is a beginning but certainly not enough. 
Yancey Association goal should be at least $825.00 or $25 per church 
for the 33 churches. (Ps' 71:9, Cast me not off in the time of old 
age, forsake me not when my strength faileth). Let us all think of 
this cry from an aged Saint of God when our offering for the Homes 
for Aged is given by our church. 

S. Clark 



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REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

The fires of evangelism must burn on the altars of the church, 
and in the life of the denomination, if people are inspired spiritually 
to answer the call of Christ to christian service. Out of a mission- 
ary and evangelistic atmosphere there will come volunteers for 
mission work. These do not come out of a cold, spiritless church 
and denominational life. 

The Home Mission Board, in its evangelistic department, is 
working to kindle the spiritual fires in the denominational life. A 
study of the records of the Convention, as reported in the minutes, 
will show that when the Mission Board has an evangelistic depart- 
ment, baptisms increase, and when that department is discontinued, 
baptisms decrease. 

Take for example the year 1943 when the Convention did not 
have an evangelistic department, there were 202,301 baptisms — a 
low in baptisms for the denomination. In 1950, Vvhen the Board had 
an evangelistic department, there were 376,035 baptisms — a gain of 
80 per cent over 1943. Not only so, but it took 27.2 Baptists a whole 
year to lead one soul to Christ in 1943. In 1950 it took only 18 Bap- 
tists a year to lead one soul to Christ. 

In 1943, there were 6,696 churches which reported no baptisms. 
In 1950 this had been reduced to 4,159. These facts should be con- 
vincing proof of the importance of an adequate program of evangel- 
ism, in all of our churches. 

: . Respectfully submitted, 
R. A. Pate 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

God created the home as a place for children to live as they 
grow and the best institution is a poor substitute for a good Chris- 
tian home. However, our Orphanage is doing its best to make con- 
ditions as nearly like a normal home as possible. 

During the year a total of 713 children were cared for in the 
two homes. Also, help was given in placing 600 other children. 

"Charity and Children", the Orphanage publication, goes into 
more than 47 thousand homes each week. Every Church should 
have a club of ten or more copies. The subscription price is sixty 
cents per year in clubs of 10 or more. 

The homeless and helpless children in our midst need our help. 
If we are to hear our Saviour say, "well done, thou faithful ser- 
vants", we must pray and we must give that their needs might be 
supplied. 

Thirty churches gave $3,186.24 to this part of Kingdom V/ork in 
the Yancey Association. This is a good record and we know that the 
Orphanage has a place all of its own in our hearts . . . this work is 
dear to the heart of all the Baptists of the Yancey Association. Yet, 
we would challenge you as an individual to let God take charge as 
you make your offering and as churches let us seek His will as we 
make up the church budget. We must not, and we will not, fail 



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these children. 

Our offering for this year was $158.54 more than last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. Westall 
; .. Orphanage Chairman 

Yancey Baptist Association 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

During the last year we had students enrolled in three of our 
Baptist colleges: Mars Hill, Wake Forest and Meredith. Others from 
this Association attended Western Carolina College, Berea, Ap- 
alachian State Teachers College, East Tennessee Teachers College. 
Also one student was a senior at Carver School of Missions. There 
are others enrolled in schools of nursing and business colleges. 

Preparation is an important phase la the life of an individual. 
Our church programs should challenge the young people in our 
midst to gain for themselves the best preparation possible for the 
profession to which they feel God has called them. We should ever 
keep before them the five Baptist Junior Colleges: Wingate, Cho- 
wan, Gardner-Webb, Campbell, and Mars Hill; the two Baptist 
Senior Colleges, Meredith and Wake Forest; and the School of Nurs- 
ing, Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem. 

We would urge you to remember these as you pray and write 
them from time to time. Also, let us begin now to encourage our 
high school seniors and help in every way possible that they might 
decide to go on in their preparation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy B. Wilson 

REPORT ON VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS 

Another year has gone, and as we pause to consider some of 
the worthwhile things that have taken place in our Association dur- 
ing the year 1955, our Vacation Bible Schools can certainly be con- 
sidered as some of the greatest accomplishments our leaders and 
teachers have made. 

Nineteen of the thirty-three churches in our Association have 
submitted the following report for the Bible Schools conducted this 
year: 

Total enrollment 1,145 with an average attendance of 1,079. 
(The average attendance for this year was greater than the total 
enrollment for last year of 912.) 

The offering received was $142.70. From this amount all of the 
churches reporting an offering gave to the Cooperative Program 
except two. 

Out of the nineteen schools conducted this summer two of them 
were standard schools, Bolen's Creek and Burnsville First. 

Once again as we compare our Bible School enrollment with 
that of our Sunday Schools we find that all of our children were 
not enlisted. Yet thirty-three children were reached in Bible 
Schools who were not in Sunday Schools and five boys and girls 
were won to Christ. 

Yes, we can say to each and every person who has helped to 
make a Bible School possible this year — "Yours has been a work 
well done." We would especially like to recognize Miss Laura Mae 



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Hilliard for her faithful service in so many of our schools and for 
the work that she has done for the Director. We would also like 
to express our appre'ciation to Miss Mary Lou Fox, Mrs. Charles 
Tomberlin, Miss Wanda Robinson and Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, who 
have also given their services in other churches besides their own. 

As we begin another year together as workers in the Yancey 
Baptist Association I would like to challenge you with just a part 
of that great Commission that we find in Matthew 28:19-20 — "Go 
ye therefore and teach" — What better way can we do it than 
through our Vacation Bible Schools? 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sara Hensley 

Bible School Director 

CHHISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 
FOR YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION — 1955 

Printed pages have so much power they penetrate where a 
spoken word or serman cannot be heard. The literature of today 
is influencing the Christian homes and we as Baptists need to help 
promote the influence for good. 

"Perhaps no body of people in the world has a finer array of 
wholesome inspiring literature for all ages than the Baptists." 
(1955 Report on Bibli'cal Recorder and other Baptist literature). 
The Yancey Baptists have four clubs and one every family club, 
making a total of five. This is a small number but definitely a step 
in the right direction for thinking people. 

When the Baptist Association was organized in 1830 the main 
purpose was "the promotion of missions, education, social service, 
and the distribution of sound religious literature". Don't you agree 
Baptist literature ought to be in every Baptist home in our state? 
The Biblical Recorder has a circulation of approximately 61,000 
copies each week. Let us enlarge that circulation and other Baptist 
materials by our subscriptions. 

Respe'ctfuUy submitted, 
^ Madge Carter 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

In John 20:21 we read . . . "As the Father hath sent me, even 
so, send I You". Jesus told us why He came . . . "to seek and to 
save that which v/as lost" and to make possible the abundant life. 

The Training Union helps individuals and churches in the ful- 
filling of this command. The Training Union through its program 
of work and study informs its members, develops the talents of its 
members and furnishes its members opportunities for service. All 
of this is in obedience to the command of Jesus . . . "As the Father 
hath sent me even so send I you". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
Training Union Director 
Yancey Baptist Association 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Bible teaches, "The entrance of Thy Word giveth light," 
and that "The Word maketh people wise unto salvation". There- 
fore, the Bible teaching ministry of the Sunday School is a very 
important phase of the work and program of a church. From the 
report we feel that our churches have made som.e progress in im- 
proving this ministry that is so dear to the heart of God, yet, we 
know also that only "the hem" has been touched compared to all 
that is waiting to be done. 

Let us suggest some goals for this year: 

1. That we undertake to reach more people, a 20% increase 
in enrollment. 

2. That our Sunday Schools cooperate with all the special days 
as promoted by our Southern Baptist Convention and North 
Carolina State Convention. 

3. That the monthly Sunday School Workers' Council Meeting 
be held in as many churches as possible. (According to our 
information only two churches have this meeting at the 
present time). 

Respe'ctfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 
Sunday School Supt. 
Yancey Baptist Association 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As we stand at the close of the year thinking about what has 
been done, and quickly looking into the New Year we realize that 
God is in charge, and under His leadership we can accomplish great- 
er things for Him. With a greater zeal we will enter into the new 
associational year. 

Our Leadership Conference was a great help to us as we 
thought about the different phases of the work. Plans were made 
at this meeting that were carried out from time to time through the 
year. We had a good representation from each of our societies for 
the annual meeting. The guest speakers, the choir of First Baptist 
Church and our young people inspired us as they appeared on the 
program. 

The Young People's Organizations reached and went beyond 
their goals in organizing new organizations. We had more tithers, 
reporting a total of seventy-six. The subscriptions to the periodicals 
showed an increase, too. We have reported 119 women reading one 
or more mission study books and 51 from the Junior Organizations 
reading a book. We gave $415.86 to the Lottie Moon Christmas Of- 
fering, $295.29 to the Annie Armstrong Offering, $139.71 to the 
Heck-Jones Memorial Offering and $193.07 to State Missions. This 
made the total of $1,034.53. Most of the Societies did Community 
Missions but some of the Junior Organizations failed in this phase 



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of the work. 

We are grateful for the opportunity of giving and praying that 
others may go and give the message, and for the opportunity that 
is curs to witness to those in our midst. With a sense of re-dedica- 
tion to the cause, we will work and we will pray and be ready for 
any task which the future holds, remembering that we can do all 
things through Christ who strengthenth us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
W. M. U. Superintendent 
Yancey Baptist Association 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday before the first Sunday in September. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth in this 
Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
ea'ch Church, and the minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the m.eetings of the 
Asso'ciation and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings; shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be to 



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encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman v/hose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall prompte and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to make 
recommendations to the Association at the annual session of the 
Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, the 
Sunday School and the Training Union associational organizations 
shall recommend a member of their organization for membership 
on the Nominating Committee. Further, providmg that an Execu- 
tive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be com- 
posed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associational 
Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Training 
Union Director, two pastors, and t\vo members at large. The Mod- 
erator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a committee 
for Reception of New Churches, eath committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. This Association maj^ be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A— CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 



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Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 

Bumsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairvlew 

HaU's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

Upper Shoal Creek 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 



...3 
...3 
....3 
....5 
1 



1891 



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4 
9 
2 
3 
1 
2 

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215 
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75 
128 
110 
367 
134 
185 
169 

21 
.80 

91 
191 
135 
.68 
.43 
.52 

75 

86 
..44 
.46 

61 
154 
141 
107 
108 

65 
103 
276 

43 
110 
108 
149 
3771 



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.12 
... 2 
.15 

47 
183 

51 
.20 
..80 
,.44 
.13 
.. 10 

86 
125 
.. 15 
.. 19 
.19 
.60 
...10 
...9 
... 8 
.43 
.64 

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102i 209i 
.. 94 
.61 

37 
.46 
... 5 
.. 18 
...77 

20 

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241 



TABLE B— THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



CHURCHES 




Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First ... 
Burnsville, West ... 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

F^i^view 

Hall's Chapel 

Inaian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 
Upper Shoal Creek 

wisdom 

Young's Chaoel 

Zion : 

Totals ... 



17 



7 



15 



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....9 
7 

.23 
.22 



...2 



12 



12 

12 12 



. 6 
19 
15 
11 

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22 
15 
12 
15 
16 

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151 14 
2741 459I 



53 



1145 1079 



TABLE C— TRAINING UNION 



CHXmCHES 



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Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek ... 
Bumsville, First 
Bumsville, West 

Crabtree 

Double Island ... 

Indian Creek 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 
Mount Pleasant . 

Riverside 

South Estatoe 

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..32 
.22 
...10 
...11 



12 

..6 
...7 

20 
60 148 



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. 26 
.25 
.15 
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.20 
... 3 
. 13 
.10 
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20 
29 
197 



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. 16 
. 26 
.. 18 
.23 
...15 
...12 
.. 6 
.12 
.. 15 
17 
202 



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G. A. Units 


Sunbeam Units 


Total Units 


W. M. S. Enrolled 


Y. W. A. Enrolled 


G. A. Enrolled 


Sunbeam Enrolled 


Total Enrolled | 


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1 




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1 


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15 


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144 
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Brown's Creek , 


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10 






1 


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.. 5 


...72 
... 6 




■■"18 
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"26 
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Burnsville, West 


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1 


2 


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.. 5 


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1 






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... 9 




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6 




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8 


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39 


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9 


.. 1 
6 


4 


19 




22 


3 


44 


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8 


3 


26 


152 


■ 16 


91 


345 



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MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-eighth annual session 

ft 

held with 

YOUNG CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
August 30-31, 1956 

ft 

NEXT SESSION will be held with 
Jacks Creek (First Day) 
Mt. Pleasant (Second Day) 

August 15-16, 1957 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-eighth annual session 

ft 

held with 

YOUNG CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
August 30-31, 1956 

ft 

NEXT SESSION will be held with 
Jacks Creek (First Day) 
Mt. Pleasant (Second Day) 

August 15-16, 1957 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator Rev. R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union 

Director Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Com. Chm B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chairman C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

Orphanage Chairman W. M. Westall, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chairman D. R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Ed. Chm Mrs. Billie Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Christian Lit. Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chairman Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the Aging Chm Steve Clark, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood President Augustus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Alvin Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Claude Wilson, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director: H. G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Van Hardin, Bee Log, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: H„ G. Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Lyda Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer: Mrs. Floyd Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: 

Chairman of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Ade Buchanan, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer: S. T. Hensley, RFD 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Floyd Thomas, RFD, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist or Organist: Sylvia Hall, RFD 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: C. M. Smith, RFD 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: W. M. Banks, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Miss Louise Silvers, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday Schol Supt.: Harold Harris, Star Route, Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director: Mrs. Ben Riddle, Star Route, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President: Mrs. Sol Harris, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: 

Men's Brotherhood President: Mr. Carlie Rice, Star Route, 
Burnsville, N. C. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk: Mollie Robinson, Celo, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Henry Silvers, Celo, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mr. Sam Hensley, Celo, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Cora Davis, Celo, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



3 



W. M. U. President: Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Celo, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Celo, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Rev. Barnett Ray, Celo, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Charles B. Trammel, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Hershel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Edgar F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President: Mrs. Jess Styles, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Director: G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. I. R. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Mrs. Alice R. Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. E. G. Adkins, Sr., Burnsville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President: Mrs. E. G. Adkins, Sr., Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: John E. Allen, BurnsviUe, N. C. 
Music Director: Donald Souther, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Wanda Phillips, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: W. N. King, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Clyde Mashburn, Rt. 2, Box 248, 
Erwin, Tenn. 

Clerk: Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Rev. Kenneth Batty, Rt. 4, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 
Music Director: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Erwin, Tenn. 
Chairman of Deacons: Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack Hensley, Box 266, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, 

Clerk: Oval Smith, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Jimmie Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Betty Joe Edwards, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: T. H. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOND— Pastor, Tyson Buchanan, Penland, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mr. Nick Gouge, Micaville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: 
Music Director: 
Pianist: 

CONCORD— 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Dayton N. Jones, Elk Park, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence (Margaret) King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Mrs. Erby Styles, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday Schol Supt.: Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Training Union Director: 

Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Lillian Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: John McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
DOUBLE ISLAND—Pastor, C. A. Buchanan, Rt., Bakersville, N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Thomas, Rt., Box 107, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Treasurer: L. D. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: W. S. Hall, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Training Union Director: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., 
North Carolina 

Music Director: J. J. McCurry, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Pianist: Pansy Woody, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: L. D. Thomas, Green Mtn., N. C. 
ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Lloyd Ponder, Rt. 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Ward Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Clarence Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
FAIRVIEW— Pastor, James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer: Lawrence Cool, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Dave Blevins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Cecil Huskins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Esie Ballew, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: Ray Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Jesse Hughes, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Ila Mclnturff, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Sam R'athburn, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Helen Robinson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Luther Robinson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: 
Pianist: 
IVY GAP— Pastor, 

Clerk: Clyde Buckner, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Jess Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Nelson Chandler, RED 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Music Director: 

Pianist: Melba Fox, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Pate, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: 

Treasurer: E. F. Hunter, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: John Duncan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M, U. President: Blanche Hunter, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, Rev. R. H. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 

Training Union Director: Mr. Byrd Metcalf, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. President:, Mrs. Vivian Jamerson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Herbert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: 
LOCUST GROVE— 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Gordon Chrisawn, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ransom Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 
Treasurer: Vernie Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. 
Sunday Schol Supt.: Russell Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: D. H. Autrey, Hamrick, N. C. 
Pianist: 

Music Director: 
MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Herman Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Lillian Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 

W. M. U. President: Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: H. W. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Madge Carter, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: W. T. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Frank Parsons, RED, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Gay Sparks, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Mr. Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mr. E. C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Pianist: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Mtn., 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Yates Randolph, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Gaw Sparks, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Music Director: Gaw Sparks, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Pianist: Elizabeth Wheeler, Green Mtn., N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY- 
PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C . 

Clerk: J. H. Wilson, Box 263, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Louis Robertson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Joe Blankenship, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Mosco Towe, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: 

Chairman of Deacons: Ellis Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVER SIDE— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer: Mrs. L. E. Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday Schol Supt.: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: 

Music Director: Francis Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Steve Clark, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. Fred Shuford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. A. L. Silver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Raymond Autrey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Mrs, Cora Rector, Hamrick, N. C. 
W. M. U. President: Mrs. Fred Shufford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Mr. J. N. Shufford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: 

Music Director: 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Young, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C . 
Treasurer: Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday Schol Supt.: Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Carolyn Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Mr. Percey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 

WINDOM BAPTIST—Pastor, J. Astor Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. CharUe Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday Schol Supt.: Mr. Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mr. Roy Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Jeanette Silvers, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: Mr. Dillard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. T. J. Willis, Rt. 3, Bakersville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lewis Crowder, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Georgia Burleson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Chairman of Deacons: 

ZION— Pastor, P. L. McMahan, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Clerk: J. E. Johnson, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Treasurer: Tom Laws, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: J. E. Johnson, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Music Director: 

Pianist: Monnie Johnson, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: J. E. Johnson, Green Mtn., N. C . 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

Emory Edwards Erwin, Tenn. 

Monroe Bradford Bee Log, N. C. 

Rev. Barnett Ray Celo, N. C. 

Rev. Bill Blevins Celo, N. C. 

Ralph Young Burnsville, N. C. 

C. C. Adkins Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

O. M. Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Avery Buchanan Micaville, N. C. 

Arthur Thomas Green Mtn., N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mtn., N. C. 

Woodrow Hilemon Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mr. Byrd Metcalf Pensacola, N. C. 

Rev. Carl Sparks Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 

Rev. Theo Letterman Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Rev. M. A. Shufford Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Rev. H. P. Hicks Canton, N. C. 

Mr. James Beaver Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mr. Bascom Hensley Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mr. Carl Wheeler Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 
Mr. W. M. Estep 

BOLEN'S CREEK— 
Mr. Judd Ray 

BROWN'S CREEK— 

Mrs. Margaret McMahan, Mr. Bob Harris 

FIRST BAPTIST— 

Mr. W. M. Nicholson, Mrs. Delzie Styles, Mr. Charles Hutchins, 
Mr. J. E. Evans, Mrs. Harriet Mcintosh, Mrs. Julia Mcintosh 

BYRD'S CHAPEL BAPTIST— 

Mr. J. W. Edwards, Mrs. Will Wilson, Mr. Percy Adkins, Mrs. 
Georgia Honeycutt 

CANE RIVER— 

Mr. C. M. Allen, Mrs. Polly McFalls 

5'AIRVIEW— 

Mrs. Katherine Huskins, Mrs. Nancy Williams 

IVY GAP— 

Mrs. Addie King 

JACKS CREEK— 
Mr. C. C. Byrd 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Mrs. Cora Tomberlin, Mr. Frank Pate 

PLEASANT GROVE— 

Mrs. Martha Jane Woody, Mr. Will M. Hughes 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mrs. Myra Westall, Mr. Herman Silver, Mr. W. L. Autrey, Rev. 
S. W. Shufford 

WINDOM BAPTIST— 
Mrs. Ann Silvers 



YOUNG'S CHAPEL— 
Mr. Claude Smith 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 

The Seventy-eighth annual session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the singing of 'Savior Like a Shepherd Lead 
Us." The Theme for the program was "OUR ALL FOR CHRIST". 
Responsive reading "My Shepherd" was used for the opening de- 
votion and Rev. Frank Parsons lead in the morning prayer. 

Program was adopted as prepared by the Program Committee. 

Visitors were recognized. Twenty-five churches were rep- 
resented. The following committees were nominated: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Herman Angel, Arthur Thomas and 
Mrs. Fred Shuford. 

RESOLUTIONS: Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Mrs. Henry Silvers 
and Mrs. R. L. Rector. 

TRUSTEES: Mrs. Horace Edge, E. G. Adkins and Charles Tom- 
berlin. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Reece Mcintosh, Mrs. 
Bruce Bailey and Steve Clarke. 

ORDINATION: Rev. M. H. Kendall, Ralph Young and George 
Murdock. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rev. C. B. 
Trammel, B. R. Penland and J. B. Briggs. 

Not appointed members because of office held: S. S. Supt., 
B. T. U. Director, W. M. U. Supt., Moderator, Clerk, Member Ex- 
Officio. 

E. G. Adkins gave the report on Evangelism. The report was 
adopted as read. J. C. Canipe spoke to the subject. 

Literature report was prepared by Miss Madge Carter and read 
by the Clerk to the Association. Rev. A. Z. Jamerson spoke to the 
report. 

Hospital report was prepared by D. R. Fouts and read by the 
Associational Clerk. Dr. D. R. McGee spoke to the report. 

Scripture for the Annual Message was read by Rev. Clyde 
Mashburn with Rev. P. L. McMahan bringing the message. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 

Began with the singing of Hymn "Follow On". Responsive 
Reading "Christ All and In AU" was followed by prayer and a 
message by Ollis J. Hagler. 

C. P. Randolph gave a report on Temperance and R. M. Hauss 
brought the Temperance message. 

Max Story brought a very interesting message about the Home 
for Aged. 

W. M. Westall read the report of our Orphanage and Rev. 
Roger Williams brought the message. 

Sunday School Report was given by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson. 

Deacons Report was given by H. G. Bailey and Rev. P. L. Mc- 
Mahan brought the message. 

The session closed with prayer. 



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FRIDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 31 

Session opened at 9:30 A. M., with a hymn "Beneath the Cross 
of Jesus". 

Moments of meditation was brought by Rev. M. H. Kendall. 

At the business session the following officers were elected to 
serve the Association for the coming year: R. A. Pate, Moderator; 
H. G. Bailey, Vice-Moderator; Mrs. Roy Pate, Clerk. 

Report of the Nominating Committee was read and adopted. 

Motion was made and seconded and adopted that Thursday and 
Friday after the 2nd Sunday in August be the time for the next 
meeting and that the meeting be held in 2 different churches with 
the first day at Jacks Creek Church and the second day at Mt. 
Pleasant Church with two all-day sessions. Rv. E. G. Adkins was 
selected by Time and Place Committee for the annual message. 

Woman Mission Union report was made by Mrs. A. Z. Jamer- 

son. 

B. T. U. report was made by Laura Mae Hillard and message 
brought by W. M. Spradlin. 

Christian College report was made by Mrs. Billie Brooks Wil- 
son and Dr. Hoyt Blackwell brought the message. 

The Nominating Committee was named as follows: Mrs. Albert 
Jamerson, Mrs. Horace Edge, Bill Hullett, Dawson Briggs, Mrs. B. 
R. Penland and Wanda Robertson, 

After a Hymn "Our Best" the closing meditation was brought 
by the College Students of the County. Eleven w^ere present for 
the program. 

After the benediction the session adjourned its meeting for 
1956. 



REPORT ON LITERATURE 

"What I do not understand in the Bible does not bother me 
as much as what I do understand and don't practice," Moody is 
said to have remarked. If we who call ourselves followers of Jesus, 
took this statement seriously, how enlightened we would soon be- 
come. When we understand more, we will continue to, "Hunger 
and thirst after righteousness" in God's book to us, the Bible. 

We continue to reach some churches in our county with Chris- 
tian literature. The best known of which is the Biblical Recorder. 
With the beginning of an associational year at hand, I challenge 
each pastor to help enlarge his church club or to organize one for 
the Biblical Recorder. Will you, "preach your faith, not your 
doubts" by reading and studying? This question will be answered 
when we realize that in our Christian life we ought not to stay 
the same size. Contrast this with the alluring words in Ephesians, 
"Grow up into Him, even Christ." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 
Literature Chairman 
Yancey Association 



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REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

The Mission of a church is to reach and save the lost. Souls of 
men must be saved from sin by the blood of Christ and the Church 
is God's institution for making Him known in the local community 
and to the ends of the earth. 

All the organizations within a church should be conscious of 
the need of winning the lost and accept their place in the over-all 
program of Evangelism. Every teacher in the Sunday School, every 
leader in the Training Union, every worker in the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Union, Royal Ambassador Chapters and Brotherhood should 
join in the efforts of the Church under the leadership of the pastor 
in reaching every lost person in the community for Christ. 

It is tragic for a church to come to the end of a year and find it 
necessary to report "no baptisms". It is a fact that this church is 
not meeting the requirements of a New Testament Church. At the 
time of this report 20 churches of the twenty-six reporting reported 
a total of 157 baptisms. Six churches reported no baptisms. 

Let God's message to Isaiah for His people of that day be heed- 
ed by us. "Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth 
the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and 
strengthen thy stakes." (Isaiah 54:2) 

Then let us remind you that at one time the record reads, "And 
the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." If 
we. His children, members of local churches, would meet God's re- 
quirements for effective witnessing, it could be said today, "And 
the Lord added to the churches of the Yancey Baptist Association 
such as should be saved." Will we make it so during 1956-1957? 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. G. Adkins 

Chairman of Evangelism 

B. T. U. REPORT 

Every Baptist Church can and should have a Training Pro- 
gram. Jesus said, "I am come that ye might have the abundant 
life." In another place He said, "as the Father hath sent Me, even 
so send I you," The churches are commissioned by their Lord to 
make possible the abundant life for all who have been saved. The 
Training Union is the organization which has this specific objective 
as its goal. Mr. James Morgan, the Secretary of the Training Union 
Department in N. C, has stated it this way, "Training Union is our 
Baptist Conservation program, seeking to enlist in training church 
members for the deepening of their spiritual lives, the development 
of their spiritual skills, their cultivation in the Baptist spirit, their 
education in Baptist life, and their participation in the Baptist 
program. 

Besides the figures which will be included in the statistical 
tables, let me mention several other things. In March we had suc- 
cessful study courses in eight of the eleven Training Unions and in 
two additional churches, Bank's Creek and Young's Chapel. 648 en- 
rolled in these weeks of study with an average attendance of 520. 
474 awards were earned. 

Youth Night was a great night. Ten of the eleven Training 
Unions were represented with 244 attending. 



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In the regional meeting we had Pat Rector of the South Estatoe 
Church participating in the speaker's tournament, Gerald Murdock 
of the Bolen's Creek Church was second place in the Intermediate 
Sword Drill, Seldon Gladden of the First Church, Lavonne Mur- 
dock and Cheryl Allen of the Bolen's Creek Church were winners in 
the Junior Memory Work Tournament and later were declared 
State Winners at Fruitland. 

We need to catch a vision of the task in the days ahead. In the 
eleven churches now with Training Unions there are scores of un- 
reached individuals to reach for the Training Union. There are 
twenty-two churches with no training program. To us, I am sure, 
Christ is saying, "Life up your eyes and look on the field which is 
white unto harvest." Do we believe as Paul, "That all things are 
possible through Him." The record of 1956-57 will reveal our an- 
sv/er. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

The close of another year in our Churches, but not the close of 
Vacation Bible Schools and our work with the young people in the 
Yancey Baptist Association. Because this has been a most success- 
ful year for all of our Churches holding Bible Schools, and every- 
one is eagerly looking forward to the schools next year. 

Once again we have nineteen churches reporting Vacation 
Bible Schools with a total enrollment of 1136 and an average at- 
tendance of 968. 

Sixteen of these nineteen churches reported an offering total- 
ing $122.38. Most of this offering was given to the Cooperative 
Program. 

Through the Bible Study, the music, the mission study, and 
the directed handwork, and recreation periods every boy and girl 
who attended Bible School was given a wonderful opportunity to 
broaden his or her Christian experiences, and to learn more about 
Christian ideals and the Christian way of life. 

Our teachers and all of those who worked to make our Bible 
Schools possible are to be greatly commended for their most ex- 
cellent work. 

Now, as we turn our thoughts toward a new year for our 
churches, let us be ever mindful of the fact that one of the best 
ways to teach our boys and gnls to know Jesus and His plan for 
our lives is through our Vacation Bible Schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Evelyn Pate 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

North Carolina Baptist support seven colleges: Wake Forest, 
Chowan, Mars Hill, Campbell, Wingate, Meredith and Gardner- 
Webb. Last year we had students in three of these schools: Wake 
Forest, Mars Hill, and Meredith. This year, so far as we have been 
able to determine, there will be students in four of our seven col- 
leges — Mars Hill, Gardner-Webb, Meredith, and Wake Forest. In 
our Baptist Colleges we have more than 5,000 enrolled. 

Our colleges are attempting to "hold fast to that which is good" 



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and to "reach forth unto those things which are before." They 
need us, our prayers and our concern expressed through challeng- 
ing the young people in our Association to enroll in one of them for 
further training, and by increasing our financial support through 
the Cooperative Program. 

We suggest that we remember to pray for our College Students. 
Even though they will be away from us they are still, "Our Young 
People." Let us resolve to keep in touch with them, letting them 
know we are interested in all that they do. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

It has been a pleasure to hold the meetings of this annual ses- 
sion of the Yancey Baptist Association with the Young's Chapel 
Baptist Church. We would like to express appreciation for the 
warm welcome, the genuine Christian hospitality which has been 
extended during these days, the food furnished in abundance, and 
the many other kindnesses shown by the members of this church. 

We are indebted to those who have so carefully and prayerfully 
prepared and planned for the excellent program. Each session has 
been informative, inspirational and challenging. We are grateful 
to God, the Giver of every good and perfect gift, for the blessings 
which have come our way as He spoke to our hearts through His 
servants. To all who had any part on the program we would ex- 
tend our heart-felt thanks. 

As we separate to go back to our local churches, we would ask 
for each God's guidance and a consciousness of His presence. We 
are grateful that we can go encouraged by His words, "Go ye . . . 
and lo, I am with you." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
Mrs. Henry Silvers 
Mrs. R. L. Rector 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

From year to year we have endeavored to get all of the 
churches in the Association to make offerings on Mother's Day for 
the Baptist Hospital. So far as the record indicates never in any 
one year have all the churches contributed to this cause. In 1955 
the report indicated that seven churches had not made any con- 
tribution. It is with regret that we report that nine churches failed 
to make any contribution in 1956. And as a further cause of dis- 
couragement the offering in 1956 was $873.25, which was less than 
the offering in 1955. 

Is the above decrease in the two respects to be attributed to a 
lack of interest in behalf of humanity and a failure to remember 
the teachings of the Master? Surely it cannot be said that the 
cause is a lack of worldly goods. Perhaps the fault lies in your 
Hospital Representative in failing to remind the churches more 
often during the year, not only of their responsibility but of their 
great privilege afforded them to give on Mother's Day and thus 
honor the Mothers and at the same time help serve those who are 
in dire need. 



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We should not forget that the expense in the hospital goes on 
even though there be no sickness in our own homes or in our own 
Association necessitating sending patients to Winston-Salem. 

It is suggested to the Association that a Hospital Committee of 
three be selected to serve instead of a Hospital Representative and 
that this Committee be composed of persons not heretofore con- 
nected with the work of the hospital. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE AND PUBLIC MORALS 

I am unable to bring you a report of the progress and activity of 
any organized group inside the Yancey Baptist Association devoting 
its full time and efforts toward temperance and public morals. The 
only efforts along this line are such as have come through the 
pastors in the pulpits of the churches of the Association and as ex- 
emplified in the daily lives of the members of the churches of this 
Association. I fear that we have fallen far short in the Yancey 
Association of the theme "Our all for Christ through temperance 
and public morals." The records in our courts in Yancey County 
through the past association year serves as an indictment against 
all of us on this great theme. The records of the J. P. Courts of 
Yancey County from August 1, 1955 to the date of this report shows 
the following: 

1. Convictions for public drunkenness, 422, at an average cost 
per case of $12.20, totaUng $5,168.40. In most instances 
this sum was taken away from needy wives and children. 

2. Convictions for motor vehicle violations, 160, this was 
principally for driving on the wrong side of the road, no 
brakes, running red lights, improper mufflers, license, 
lights, etc. 

3. Convictions for simple assault, 20 cases. 

4. Convictions for bad checks, 14 cases. 

5. Violations of game laws, 27 cases. 

6. Gambling, 11 cases. 

The records in our Superior Courts from the August Term 1955 
through the August Term 1956 shows the following cases tried and 
disposed of: 

1. Driving Drunk, 69 cases, the minimum fine in this case is 
$100.00. Driving drunk cases on docket to be tried, 22. 

2. Speeding, 63 cases. 

3. No operators license, 55 cases. 

4. Reckless driving, 22 cases. 

5. Driving after license revoked, 12 cases. 

6. Violation of prohibition law, 27 cases. Most of these cases 
being for possession of whiskey or beer. 

7. Assault, most of which was deadly weapons, 16 cases. 

8. Breaking and entering, 8 cases. 

9. Stealing, 6 cases. 

10. Bad Checks, 7 cases. 

11. Non-support, 16 cases. This was principally where the 
father has failed to support his child, children, or wife. 
There are some other cases such as hit and run, embezzle- 
ment, trespassing and resisting arrest, etc. 



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The records of the Superior Court during the same period of 
time shows the granting of 22 divorces, mostly on the grounds of 
two years separation, and three removed to other counties for judg- 
ment, making a total of 25 divorces. Marriage license issued dur. 
ing same period 107, approximately 100 of these license were for 
resident applicants. This means that in our own County and in 
our own Association, approximately 1 marriage out of every 4 fail. 

This record should be sufficient evidence to all of us that large 
quantities of alcoholic beverages are being consumed in our Coun- 
ty, which is having its insidious and damaging effect upon the 
public morals of the citizens of our County and Association. The 
depth of moral depravity to which liquor would sink the individual 
has not yet been sounded. In the name of the morale of the public, 
liquor should be outlawed. 

We ask ourselves, whose business is this? Who is going to 
fight this great evil? It is the business of all of us. The liquor 
situation wherever it exists goes against the grain of Christian 
culture, society, and principle. There is no neutral ground. You 
cannot stick your head in the political sand like an ostrich, be- 
cause you are either for the existing situation or you are opposed 
to it. 

It is time for every Christian to stand up and be counted on 
this issue. We should not be blinded by political parties or issues 
but be eager to go to the poles and vote and fight for candidates 
who are sober and against this great evil that has now beset us. 
Until the Christians of this Association stand up and exert their 
influence against liquor and the degrading morals that it gives 
birth to and fosters, the liquor business will continue to be a 
flourishing and respectable business in this Association. May we 
go forward as Baptist in the next associational year in the Yancey 
Association determined in our hearts to carry out the great theme 
"Our all for Christ through temperance and public morals." 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. P. Randolph 

REPORT OF BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

The Homes are in their sixth, and greatest, year of operation. 

Construction of the Administration and Dormitory Building be- 
gan in February. It should be completed by the end of the year, 
and ready for occupancy by February 1, 1957. 

North Carolina Baptists have good reason to be proud of this 
new building, which, when completed and equipped, will add one- 
half million dollars to the total value of the Homes. What is more 
encouraging, there is reason to believe that the total cost of the 
new building will be paid for by the time it is occupied, if our 
3,200 Baptist churches will respond with a generous Special Day 
offering on the third Sunday of February, 1957. 

The added facilities of the new building will make it possible 
to care for 100 residents — 20 at Resthaven, 36 at Albemarle Home, 
and 44 in the new building. Of this number, less than 10 will be 
part-time helpers. Moreover, a greater ministry to our aging resi- 
dents will be possible because of the extra facilities in the new 
building. Among these will be ample space for craft shops, sun 
parlors, library, infirmary, and other additional features. In fact, 



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the new building was planned and is being constructed to provide 
a well rounded program with the most up-to-date facilities. 

The Special Day offering this year, to date, is $88,400.03, in- 
cluding personal and corporation gifts. This amount will be in- 
creased by churches late in reporting their gifts. It is encouraging 
to know that the number of churches responding increases each 
year. 

Resthaven and the Albemarle Home have been filled to ca- 
pacity. When a vacancy occurs, which is rare, there is always a 
waiting list. 

Effort was made in Winston-Salem during June and July to 
raise $100,000 for the new building. In addition to the money 
raised, the response on the part of a large number of splendid busi- 
ness men to help with the campaign was most inspiring. The 
aroused interest in the program of the Homes will bring increas- 
ing results for years to come. 

There has been a larger number of building memorial gifts. 
They ranged from $300 to $3,000 — $300 to furnish, $1,000 to endow, 
and $3,000 to pay cost of constructing, a room. 

A trustee, Mr. Don G. Matthews of Hamilton, gave, in addition 
to $3,000 to construct a room in the new building, $1,378 to pay cost 
of excavating a lake on the grounds of the new building. 

Your Homes are putting forth their best efforts to render a 
ministry of security, comfort, congeniality, and Christian love to 
our residents. 

North Carolina Baptists should keep in mind that their special 
offering and the share of the Nine Year Program received by the 
Homes help to make this ministry possible to all who come to the 
Homes, and, especially, to a large number who could not come 
but for such help. 

There are some rooms left to be memorialized. Also, a limited 
number of cottages may be built on the Park Road site. If inter- 
ested, contact James M. Hayes, general superintendent, N. C. Bap- 
tist Homes, Kentucky Avenue, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

"Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when 
my strength faileth" (Psalm 71:9). 

Last year we gave $193.00 in comparison to $185.56 this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Steve Clark 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

The thirty-three churches in our Association have the privilege 
of helping provide for children who need our help. As our churches 
give through the Cooperative Program, we are providing for these 
children because the Orphanage gets a part of each gift, small or 
large. Then, we have the special Thanksgiving Offering, and some 
of the churches continue to send monthly offerings. This year from 
August 1, 1955 through July 31, 1956 twenty-five churches gave 
$1,730.60. Also, last fall eighteen churches sent produce valued at 
$960.03. 

Money is important but let us not forget that these "our chil- 
dren" need our prayers. We should, also, seek guidance for those 
who are directly responsible for them. 

The first child was admitted to the Baptist Orphanage on No- 



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vember 11, 1885. Since that day more than 6,000 children have been 
admitted. In 1955 the two homes served a total of 575 children — 
398 at Mills Home and 177 at Kennedy Home. There were 101 in 
foster homes and 60 in the homes of their mothers, with both re- 
ceiving financial aid. During the year a total of 736 children were 
cared for by the Orphanage. 

In 1955 there were 58 per cent more applications than in 1950. 
Thus the need, based on the number of applications, grows greater 
each year. It is our prayer that the churches of this Association 
will meet the challenge with larger gifts, more produce and our 
sincere prayers during this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 
Orphanage Chairman 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The church was established by Jesus as the institution for 
bringing in His Kingdom. During the forty days between the 
resurrection and the ascension, He gave the church the task of 
representing Him on earth. This task included two things — first, 
reaching people and second, teaching them to observe the things 
He had taught them. In the light of this, have we met His re- 
quirement? 

We have a resident church roll of more than thirty-seven 
hundred. We are only teaching in our Sunday School about 3,125 
(figures taken from 27 churches reporting) part of the time as we 
have these many enrolled. Only about 1,830 are being taught reg- 
ularly or at least this is the average in attendance. This leaves 
some 1,295 who are just part time students. There are hundreds 
who are not enrolled in any Sunday School. 

We are getting better records kept in our Sunday School. There 
seems to be more concern on the part of our people. These are 
signs of progress. 

Let us suggest some things which I believe will help to build 
a better teaching program in our churches: 

1. More teachers' and officers' meetings. 

2. A good visitation program. 

3. An accurate record system. 

4. More study courses. 

5. More classes. 

6. Better worship programs in the opening assembly period. 

7. More use of the Bible in teaching. 

8. Better equipment. 

A church which will do these things will find that the Sunday 
School will grow in number and, also, will have a better program 
of evangelism which is the purpose of all the work of the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 



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ANNUAL REPORT 
DEACON FELLOWSHIP GROUP — 1955-1956 

THEME FOR THE YEAR: UNITY IN FELLOWSHIP, TRAIN- 
ING AND SERVICE. 

SCRIPTURAL THEME: Behold How Good And How Pleasant 
It Is For Brethren To Dwell Together in Unity. Psalms 133-1. 

During the associational year now drawing to a close, four 
meetings were held by our group; one meeting each quarter. Fol- 
lowing is a listing of the host churches and speakers for these 
meetings: 

Double Island Church on November 13th. Rev. R. A. Pate — 
speaker. 

West Burnsville Church, February 12th. Rev. P. L. McMa- 
han — speaker. 

Zion Church, May 13th. Rev. M. H. Kindall— speaker. 

Burnsville First, August 12th. Prof. Clarence King — speaker. 

The attendance in these meetings has been small (average of 
24) but good programs have been given. All the speakers were 
outstanding on the messages brought, with strong emphasis on 
Deacons being consistant in all things, and upon all our churches 
being united in our service to Christ. Special music and congre- 
gational singing along with many prayers, and, open discussions 
of our problems and how to meet them helped to make the pro- 
grams interesting. 

Plans were initiated in our last meeting for an extensive study 
on our church program with a number of groups studying on the 
same nights in churches centrally located in each area of the Coun- 
ty. It is hoped that all our pastors and deacons will co-operate by 
participating in these study groups. 

In all our meetings we have emphasized the need for more 
trained leadership in our churches. We have, also, stressed the 
need for more consecration and dedication of our lives, our talents, 
and our possessions. 

In 2nd Timothy, 2, 15 we find these impressive words which 
should encourage us to a fuller life in Christian service: "Study to 
show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to 
be ashamed — rightly dividing the word of truth". 

May we seek wisdom through study and prayer. May we seek 
power through faith and service; and above all may we give thanks 
unto our heavenly father for the privilege of serving Him in His 
great church. May we enter upon the new associational year with 
renewed zeal for the Masters work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 
Committee 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As another year has passed we think of it with a sense of humil- 
ity, realizing we have accomplished so little, when so much was 
needed to be done. 

Yet, we are thankful for the privilege of serving in Christ's 
Kingdom Work. Our work is small but we are going forward in 
some ways. Last year we gave to all mission causes $1,062.05. 
This was $18.52 more than the year before. There were 10 more 
tithers reported last year than this year. Also, our membership 
was 39 less than last year. We gained 12 new Junior Organizations. 
We had fewer societies and Junior Organizations observing the 
Seasons of Prayer. In October we had a good representation at our 
Leadership Conference. 

Many of our churches have their doors closed to both our mis- 
sionary societies and our Junior Organizations. But we are grate- 
ful for the churches which are providing training in this work. 

We have only made a dent in the possibilities that our ours. 
There are unenlisted people all around us. Many churches are not 
responding to the call. We must continue to pray and work, as we 
face the New Year that more of our churches will see in a greater 
way the work our Lord commissioned us to do when He said, "Go 
ye and teach" that all people may know. Let us strive to work 
harder, and let our gains challenge us and our losses shame us. 
May we have a deeper determination and a greater consecrated way 
of living that at the end of this associational year the mission field 
in our Association will be more ripened, and a great harvest will 
be yielded. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 



20 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth in this 
Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet, 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 



Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for member- 
ship on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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Minutes 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-ninth annual session 

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held with 
JACKS CREEK (First Day) 
MT. PLEASANT (Second Day) 
August 15-16, 1957 

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NEXT SESSION will be held with 
Browns Creek (First Day) 
Laurel Branch (Second Day) 
August 14-15, 1958 



Minutes 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its seventy-ninth annual session 

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held with 
JACKS CREEK (First Day) 
MT. PLEASANT (Second Day) 
August 15-16, 1957 

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NEXT SESSION will be held with 
Browns Creek (First Day) 
Laurel Branch (Second Day) 
August 14-15, 1958 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator Kev. R. A. Pate,^Micaville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator H. G. Bailey, feurnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Laura Mae Hillard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Com. Chm Rev. Charles B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

Orphanage Chm Rev. Jess Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chairman Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Ed. Chm Mrs. Billie Brooks Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Lit. Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chm. Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the Aging Chm Rev. Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood President Augustus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tinsie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Alvin Pate, Bee Log, N. C. 

Treasurer: Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Claude Wilson, Bee Log, N. C. 

Music Director: Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Van Hardin, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chairman of Deacons: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Lyda Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Everett V. Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk: Sam Hensley, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Gather McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 

Training Union Director: Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Arvil Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Eddie Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Nancey Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Mr. Charles Smith, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Will Banks, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Miss Louise Silvers, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



3 



W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Sol Harris, St. Rt, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director & Pianist: Mrs. Tinsie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Men's Brotherhood Pres.: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, 
North Carolina 

J Chm. Board of Deacons: George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 



^BROWN'S CREEK: Pastor, P. L. McMahan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Barbara Smith, Celo, N. C. 
Music Director: Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Celo, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Celo, N. C. 

^'"BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Charles B. Trammel, Burnsville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Jess Styles, Box 16, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. T. R. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Mrs. Alice R. Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
/ Chm. of Deacons: Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 



BURNSVILLE, WEST— E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Box 652, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: John E. Allen, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Donald Souther, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Wanda Phipps, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. N. King, Burnsville, N. C. 



BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Park Whitson, Rt. 1, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack Hensley, Box 266, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Kenneth Batty, Rt. 4, Box 250, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 



CANE RIVER— Pastor. 

Clerk: Mrs. Willie Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Bill Ball, Burnsville, N. C. 
i Chm. of Deacons: Harvey Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 



CLAYMOND— Pastor, Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Veanie B. Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Verlin J. Robinson, Box 103, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 
Chm. of Deacons: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— 



tlRABTREE- Pastor, Dayton N. Jones, Elk Park, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Erby Styles, Micaville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 







4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Lillian Robinson, Micaville, N, C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsvville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, C. A. Buchanan, Rt. 1, Bakersville, 

North Carolina 
Clerk: J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Byrl Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Paul Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, 

North Carolina 
Music Director: A. J. Hall, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Pansy Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: L. D. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor. 

Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: C. W. Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Miss Hannah Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Clarence Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Robert Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Burl Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor, Ebb Jenkins, Rt. 1, Flagpond, Tenn. 
Clerk: Ned Fox, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: J. S. Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 

North Carolina 
Music Director: Amos Edwards, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Melba Fox, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk: J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: E. F. Hunter, Sr., Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: John Duncan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Bernie Hunter, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Hope Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Oliver McMahan, Pensacola, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Vivian Jamerson, Pensacola, N, C. 



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Music Director: Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 

/locust grove— Pastor, Earl Cole, Rt. 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs.C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Box 133, Relief, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Dave Hughes, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 

/ MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Adams Mills, Rt. 1, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Clarence Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. 
Treasurer: Vernie Murphy, Hamrick, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Walter Wilson, Hamrick, N. C. 

^ MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Herman Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Miss Nellene Robertson, Rt. 3, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: H. W. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. T. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Frank Parsons, RED, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Gay Sparks, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charles Buchanan, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Fonze Hughes, Micaville, N. C. 
y Music Director: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

^ PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Arthur Thomas, Green Mountain, 
North Carolina 
Clerk: Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: S. T. Grindstaff, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director: Gaw Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: 

Chm. of Deacons: John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

/ PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Box 111 A, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Simday School Supt.: Samie McPeters, Box 111 A, Rt. 1, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Music Director: Samie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Homer Carroll, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 




Treasurer: Louis Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Joe Blankenship, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



J RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. L. E. Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. L. E. Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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Sunday School Supt.: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Francis Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mary Lou Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

/south ESTATOE— Pastor, Steve Clark, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
/ Clerk: Fred Shufford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: A. L. Silver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunday School Supt.: Ramon Autrey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Training Union Director: Mrs. James McDougald, Hamrick, 
North Carolina 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Cora Rector, Hamrick, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: J. M. Shufford, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

/ UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Carolyn Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Percey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

^' WINDOM— Pastor, J. Astor Buchanan, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: CharUe Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Roy Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Jeanette Silvers, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dillard Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 

/ YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, T. J. Willis, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herman Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lewis Crowder, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Marie Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

"^'^ ZION — Pastor, Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Erskine B. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Tom Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Sunday School Supt.: Calvin Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Mrs. Emogene Hilemon, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Music Director: Calvin Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Welzie Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Emory Edwards Erwin, Tenn. 

Monroe Bradford Bee Log, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Celo, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Celo, N. C. 

C. C. Adkins Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Avery Buchanan Micaville, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mountain, N. C. 

Troy Boone Micaville, N. C. 

Woodrow Hilemon Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Byrd Metcalf Pensacola, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

M. A. Shufford Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

H. P. Hicks Canton, N. C. 

Bascombe Hensley Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Jeter Hensley Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Biss McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Russell Thomas Rt. 3, BurnsviUe, N. C. 

Lyda Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 

Elice Mcintosh, E. C. Mcintosh 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 
Mrs. M. Filmore Young 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 
John Hannum 

CRABTREE— 

Bill Fortner, Mrs. W. B. Robinson, Gus Silver 

ELK SHOAL— 

Gilbert Robertson 

INDIAN CREEK— 
Christina England 

IVEY GAP— 

Clarence Blankenship, James Fender 

JACKS CREEK— 

Mrs. Pansy Franklin, Miss Edith Silvers 

LAUREL BRANCH— 
Beltron Riddle 

LOCUST GROVE— 

Mrs. Hattie Hughes, Fred Murphy 

MT. MITCHELL— 
Clyde Rector 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Mrs. W. T. Tomberlin 

PLEASANT GROVE— 

Charlie Johnson, Hattie Hughes 

PRICE'S CREEK— 
Jay Ball 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mrs. J. M. Shufford, Mrs. Ida Self, Mrs. Martha Duncan 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— 
Bascom Robinson 

OUR BELOVED CHILDREN DEAD 

CLAYMOUND— 

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Saylor 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Master Van Hunter Pate, Baby Rebecca Ann Swann 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 

The Seventy-ninth annual session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the singing of Hymn, "All Hail the Power". 
The Theme of the program was "SERVING THE LORD CHRIST". 
The Program was adopted as prepared by the Program Committee. 

The Devotion was lead by Miss Mary Lou Fox with Misses 
Vernall Harris and Carolyn Young taking part. 

Report on Christian Education was adopted as prepared by 
Miss Madge Carter and then was spoken to by Mr. C. W. Bazemore 
of the Biblical Recorder. 

Visitors were recognized and the following committees were 
appointed. 

PLACE AND PREACHER: H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Ralph Byrd and 
Mrs. Hattie Silvers. 

RESOLUTIONS: Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Sol Harris and 
Mrs. E. G. Adkins. 

TRUSTEES FOR WATSON FUND: Rev. Arthur Thomas, Hor- 
ace Edge and Charles Tomberlin. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. E. G. Adkins, Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey and W. M. Westall. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE: Rev. P. L. McMahan, Rev. M. H. 
Kendall, Warren Franklin and Rev. Lloyd Glenn. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Rev. C. B. Trammel, J. B. Briggs 
and Yates Laws. 

Not appointed members because of office held: S. S. Supt., 
B. T. U. Director, W. M. U. Supt., Moderator, Clerk, Member Ex- 
Officio. 

Motion was made by H. G. Bailey That the fiscal year of the 
Association be from July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk 
get their Church Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. 
That the Associational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes print- 
ed and in the hands of the Clerks within two months after the 
close of the Association. The motion was seconded and carried. 

Hospital Report was read and adopted then Dr. W. F. McGee 
spoke on our Hospital Work. 

Recognition of the Churches present and announcements were 
made at this time. 

Hymn "Follow On" was sung before Rev. E. G. Adkins brought 
the Associational Message using as his Theme "Serving the Lord 
Christ". 

The meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 
AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th 

Called to order using Hyrnn "There Is a Name I Love to Hear". 
Devotional was lead by Ronnie Peterson, assisted by Misses Elaine 
Penland, Mary Katherine Riddle, Emily Pipes and BiUie Penland. 
After which Brother Guy Cain, General Missionary for the West- 



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ern part of the State spoke for a few minutes. 

Home for the Aged was spoken to by Rev. I. R. Corbett. 

Evangelistic Report was made by Rev. Jesse Hughes. 

Hymn "Take My Life and Let It Be" was used at this time. 

Orphanage report was given by W. M. Westall and was adopted 
as read, after which Brother Marse Grant brought greetings from 
the Orphanage and spoke on the program. 

Brother R. M. Hauss of Shelby, N. C. spoke briefly on the 
Temperance Programs of North Carolina. 

Report from Resolution Committee for the First Day was read 
and adopted. 

Christian Education was reported by Mrs. Billy Brooks Wil- 
son and then spoken to by Prof. M. H. Kendall of Mars Hill College. 
Benediction was given by Rev. P. L. McMahan. 

FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 161h 

Friday Morning Session opened at 9:30 A. M., with a hymn 
"Come Thou Fount". The Devotional was given by Miss Genene 
Bailey and Mrs. Billie McCurry assisted by the Youth Choir of the 
Association. 

The Association then took time to recognize all visitors. 

Brother Donald Adcock then brought a short message on 
"Serving the Lord Christ Through the Enlistment of Men." 

Mr. Ralph Young and Mr. Jack Mcintosh was placed on the 
Nominating Committee to take the place of two members that 
were absent. 

Sunday School Report was made by A. Z. Jamerson. 

Training Union Report was made by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 
and Brother W. M. Spradlin spoke on the Training Union "Work in 
our state. 

Woman's Missionary Union Report was made by Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson. After the report the congregation sang "The Cross Is 
Not Greater". 

Announcements were made at this time. 

Special music was given by Misses Hannah & Louise Mathis, 
Iva June, Calla Ann and Gordon Ella Morrow. 

"Serving the Lord Christ on the Mission Field" was the theme 
of Dr. John Caylor message for the morning. After which the 
meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 161h 

Began with the singing of "The Kingdom Is Coming". The de- 
votional was conducted by Mrs. E. G. Atkins assisted by the 
Adults of the Association. 

At the Business Session the Moderator named the following 
people to serve on the Nominating Committee for the coming year: 
Charles Tomberlin, B. R. Penland, Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rev. Ralph 
Young, Miss Madge Carter and George Murdock. 

The following officers were elected as follows: Moderator, Rev. 
R. A. Pate, Associate Moderator, Brother H. G. Bailey and Clerk, 
Mrs. Roy Pate. 



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The Resolution Committee reported for the Second Day, report 
was made by Mrs. E. G, Adkins. 

After the Business Session special music was given by Miss 
Edlin Pate. 

Mr. M. A. Huggins used as his theme "Serving the Lord Christ" 
and after his message the benediction was given. 

The Bible School Rally was held August 26, 1957 in the First 
Baptist Church at 8:00 P. M., with the students and faculty taking 
part after which Miss Mabel Starnes of Asheville, N. C, brought 
the message for the evening. 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Reading is primarily for two purposes, recreation and infor- 
mation; however, one can hardly be separated from the other. If 
we enjoy what we read we acquire information. Christian litera- 
ture not only gives us mental but spiritual food as well. Baptists 
have literature that is excellent in its quality and quantity for all 
ages. Two good examples of such versatile periodicals are Home 
Life and Biblical Recorder. Each one offers items of interest for 
everyone. Many other magazines and books are available for those 
who are eager to learn. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes said one day "I find the great thing in 
this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we 
are moving". The way up is always open. Do we take time to 
look up in our reading? Let us take time instead of trying to find 
time to read. The use of our leisure is a god index to our real 
interests. 

Subscriptions to Church magazines can best be stressed 
through the combined efforts of our pastors and teachers in each 
church. I challenge you to try this in the next year and see if we 
aren't better Baptists because we are reading Baptists. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Madge Carter 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

Indications are that interest in our hospital work is increasing 
in the Yancey Association. The total amount of offering of the 

Mother's Day Offering was $ The indication of increased 

interest is not necessarily based upon the amount of offering but 
from the fact that more people talk about the Mother's Day Offer- 
ing. And it seems that the officers of the various churches have 
become more interested and are endeavoring to get contributions 
from the churches. 

It seems that if each messenger to the Association would go 
back to their respective churches and begin talking about the 
Mother's Day Offering that more people would become interested. 
And where some member of the church has found it necessary to 
go to the hospital at Winston-Salem that individual could be of 
great assistance by telling fellow church members about our splen- 
did hospital and the sympathetic treatment received there. 



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No one needs to be told about the great expense incurred to 
operate a hospital. 

Every individual is urged to make the next Associational year 
the best in every respect for our hospital. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 
Hospital Chairman 

REPORT OF BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME 

The year 1956, it is reported, was another busy one at the 
Baptist Children's Homes. These homes were able to admit to our 
care only one-fifth of the children for whom application was made. 
There were a total of 813 applications. Of this number only 169 
children could be admitted to some phase of our program. The 
other 644 were in need because their applications were signed by 
Baptist pastors. 

With the help of the Social Service Department some of these 
children were placed but many of them are still waiting for some- 
one to come to their rescue. It seems that North Carolina Baptists 
should serve at least one thousand children annually. Last year 
we served a total of 751, an increase of 15% over the year before. 
126 of the number were supported in Foster Homes. We need to 
expand. 

There is another need that is pressing. This is the Indian Or- 
phanage at Pembroke. This home cares for fifteen or twenty chil- 
dren. The local association cannot support this orphanage and 
many feel that it should become a part of the Children's Homes of 
the Baptist State Convention. 

The only possible way now for your Children's Homes to get 
more money to meet these needs is through an increased Thanks- 
giving Offering. Christ is not pleased with His children until they 
have done their best and He is not satisfied with us until we have 
done our share in caring for the children who need help. 

The Children's Homes have always held a large place in the 
hearts of the people of this Association. We would urge you to 
make your plans now to give liberally as the produce is gathered 
and sent to Thomasville, as you make your special offering at 
Thanksgiving and as you give through the Cooperative Program 
that the work of the Children's Home may surely say that all of 
us are truly Serving the Lord Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Westall 
Baptist Children's Homes 
Chairman 

REPORT ON BAPTIST COLLEGES 

Jesus spent much of his time teaching. We feel that He is still 
interested in the mental development of each of His children and 
those who will be His children. 

North Carolina Baptists are commissioned to provide adequate 
teaching for all in the local churches. Then, there is the added 
responsibility of providing schools, to which our young people 



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might go for additional training. We are doing this through five 
Junior Colleges and two senior Colleges. 

As members of the local church we should do our part as we 
give, as we pray, and as we encourage our young people to attend 
these schools. These schools have as their purpose to help those 
enrolled that they might more efficiently serve the Lord Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

God's children still have the same command — "Go . . . teach 
to observe all things." We still have in our midst an agency 
Christ, our Sunday Schools. 

through which we can obey and which we can serve the Lord 
Last year at this same time we brought to you a report for ten 
months of the Sunday School year, October 1st through July 31st. 
We are doing this same thing this year and suggesting some 
achievements we hope that with prayer, work and guidance from 
the Lord we will be able to accomplish. At the writing of this 
report we have a report from 23 churches. Considering all these 
churches with their reports in we would make this comparison. 
Last year the enrollment of these 23 Sunday Schools was 2,548 and 
this year they are reporting 2,698 enrolled. The average attend- 
ance last year was 1,639 and this year 1,704 is reported as the av- 
erage attendance for these ten months of this Sunday School Year. 

Now let us suggest some goals and some special activities con- 
cerned with Sunday School Work in our local churches and in the 
Association. The theme for the year ahead is, "Ye are witnesses" 
taken from Luke 24:48. There are two important matters before 
us for September. One of these is a Church-wide Stewardship 
Study. The Sunday Schools will be asked to offer for the Adults 
and Young People a class using "The Grace of Giving" as a text. 
We are, also, suggesting that we make this a family study by pro- 
viding a class for Intermediates using the W. M. U. Approved 
Stewardship Book, "These Dared to Share" for Juniors, "The 
Steward Family" for the younger children, "Bonny Baptist and 
the Sunbeams". 

Then, on September 29th we will make our church-wide offer- 
ing for State Missions. This year the entire church will be praying, 
studying and giving. This offering is the one that the Sunday 
Schools have been receiving in October, Sunday School workers 
are urged to get the information out and give the people an op- 
portunity to give. 

We will have two general Sunday School Meetings during the 
Sunday School year. One of these will be October and one in the 
Spring Quarter. 

We would urge our Sunday School to undertake great things 
for God and attempt great things for Him. Let us plan that to- 
gether we might get some things done, some of these we are list- 
ing now: 

1. More churches having the January Bible Study. (This year 
we are to study Hosea) 



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2. More people being taught in our Sunday Schools. This will 
mean a larger enrollment and a better average attendance 
for those already enrolled. 

3. Plans made and used for the winning of "more people to 
Christ through our Sunday Schools. This will result in more 
baptisms. 

4. More Training Classes sponsored by our Sunday Schools 
for the Teachers and Officers. 

5. More churches having Bible Schools and more pupils en- 
rolled in those Bible Schools which are now a definite part 
of the church program each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Twelve months have passed. The successes and failures have 
been recorded. What is the Training Union Record? 

We have one Training Union, Young's Chapel, which was or- 
ganized the first of this Training Union year, which is now lead- 
ing the Association in enrollment and average attendance. We 
have another, Blue Rock just beginning its organization. We have 
not lost one so we are reporting a net gain in number of Unions. 

A majority of the Training Unions are reporting a loss in en- 
rollment and average attendance. This is an alarming fact. One 
that should cause us to take "a look" at our Training Unions that 
we might discover the weakness. 

The Intermediate representative, Miss Cynthia Randolph won 
second place in the Regional Sword Drill Tournament. We had 
four (4) State winners in the Junior Memory Work Tournament: 
Lovanne Murdock, Cheryl Allen, Barbara June Tipton and David 
Adkins. 

Jesus is saying to us, I believe, "Behold I have set before thee 
an open door". Let's enter that open door that we might have 
more Training Unions and more members enlisted that we might 
better serve the Lord Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

Through this year we have seen how great the responsibilities 
that are ours, and the rewards of those who work in mission work, 
and how much we have realized from the mission work that has 
gone out. 

We see that out of the thirty-three churches in our Association, 
only eight have Missionary Societies and only five have Junior 
Organizations. During the past year we have not made any gains 
in organizations, but we have gained twenty-two members. Our 
gifts have been fair, our annual meeting was good, but small in 
number attending. 

As we look at the Highway of Missions in Yancey we see a 
small majority of women and young people being taught and led 



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in the paths of missions. So few are helping the world to know 
the love of Our Lord. 

We are to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and 
in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. To do this 
we must be up and working while we pass through this Highway 
of life, that we may help others to know of our Saviour's Love. 

We are thankful for the work that has been done in these 
eight churches, but we are too few. The task of getting others to 
know is yours and mine, are we going to do our best? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
W. M. U. Superintendent 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

During the 1956-57 associational year only two meetings were 
held by the Deacon fellowship. Two other meetings were sched- 
uled but, due to circumstances beyond our control, these had to be 
cancelled, and it was too late to make plans for these meetings in 
other churches. 

One meeting was held with the First Church at Burnsville, N. 
C,. which was a SPECIAL ORDINATION SERVICE, for newly 
elected deacons. Rev. M. H. Kindall was the speaker. In his mes- 
sage, which was the charge to the deacons, Brother Kindall dealt 
mainly with the qualifications and functions of the office of deacon. 
He stressed the importance of a full dedication of self and service, 
in honoring Christ in the office of deacon. 

A meeting was held with the West Burnsville Baptist Church, 
with Rev. P. L. McMahan as the speaker. The theme of his mes- 
sage was "THE VALUE OF EXAMPLE IN CHRISTIAN LIVING". 
Brother McMahan gave a challenge to all present to make a fuller 
dedication of self in service to the master. Another important 
point of emphasis was, FOR ALL THE DEACONS OF ALL THE 
CHURCHES IN THE ASSOCIATION TO COME TO THE REALI- 
ZATION THAT WE ARE BROTHERS IN CHRIST, and as such 
we must be of one mind if we are to carry the message of Christ to 
our people, and on out to the ends of the world. It was the hope 
and plan of the Association that the Deacon Fellowship would be 
able to accomplish this by having fellowship in these meetings. 

And finally: I hereby direct your minds to the scripture that 
deals with the office of deacon, taken from First Timothy, 3rd 
chapter, verses one through twelve: This is a true saying, if a man 
desires the office of bishop he desireth a good work. A bishop then 
must be blameless, the husband of one wife, VIGILANT, SOBER, 
OF GOOD BEHAVIOR, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given 
to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a 
brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having 
his children in subjection with all gravity: For if a man know not 
how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church 
of God? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into 
condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must have a good report 
of them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare 



16 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



of the devil. Likewise must the deacon be grave, not double 
tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre. Hold- 
ing the mystery of faith in a pure conscience. Ana let tnese iirst 
be proved; Then let them use the office of Deacon, being found 
blameless. Even so must their wives, not slanderers, sober, faith- 
ful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, 
ruling their children and their own houses well. 

May the spirit of Christ and His Great Love so possess our 
lives as Deacons that we may say with Paul, "I CAN DO ALL 
THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME". 
And may we resolve in our hearts that we will put Christ first in 
our service and that we will seek the guidance of the holy spirit to 
direct us in all our ways. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey, Chairman of 
The Deacon Fellowship 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE— FIRST DAY 

God's word says that we know that we have passed from death 
to life, if we love the brethren. A day like this makes us love each 
other better. 

We would express appreciation for the people of the commun- 
ity who have done so much in providing our needs. The meal was 
very good and a real welcome has been extended. 

The speakers have all inspired our hearts. For all that has 
been done to make this a good day, we are grateful to God, the 
Giver of every good gift. 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE— SECOND DAY 

God continues to pour His blessings out upon His children. 
In Malachi we read, "Prove me and I will pour you out a blessing." 
So we, considering His promises, decided to have a second full day 
during the annual meeting. You will agree with your Resolution's 
Committee that God has poured out His blessing upon us this day. 

The well planned and the well-directed program has challenged 
each of us. We would express our appreciation to those who came 
from outside the Association to be a part of the program. Then we 
are always glad for the work and the reports of our own chairmen. 

To this church which has so wonderfully provided for our 
needs and has given us such a cordial welcome, we say, "Thank 
you one and all." We appreciate the delicious meal and all the 
other things this church did to make this a great day. 

Our heart-felt thanks go to our Moderator, clerk and the pro- 
gram committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Sol Harris 
Mrs. E. G. Adkins 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 



BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Phillips Brooks once said, "Civilization moves forward on the 
feet of little children". If this statement is true, and we believe 
it is, we could as honestly say that Christianity moves forward on 
the feet of children. All of this goes to say that the Bible School 
program is of vital importance to the life of our children and to 
the growth and development of our churches. 

We had a good season of Bible School work in the Association 
this year. It began with an all day's clinic held with the Bolen's 
Creek Baptist Church. Most of the schools used local people as 
principals this time. The annual Bible School Rally was held with 
the First Baptist Church and a majority of the schools were well 
represented at this meeting. 

This year we had reported schools from 18 churches. Our en- 
rollment was 1,201 with an average attendance of 977. Most of the 
schools channeled their mission offering through the Cooperative 
Program. There were two standard schools reported, Burnsville, 
First and Bolen's Creek. 

Let us thank God for the Bible School movement and for the 
schools held in this Association this year. Let us determine now 
to pray, work and witness that we might have fewer churches re- 
porting "no Bible School". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 



la MTNUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further, that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provision of membership as set forth 
in this Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associa- 
tional Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 



the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for member- 
ship on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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4 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its eightieth annual session 



held with 
BROWNS CREEK (First Day) 
LAUREL BRANCH (Second Day) 
August 14-15, 1958 



NEXT SESSION will be held with 
West Burnsville (First Day) 
Riverside (Second Day) 
August 13-14, 1959 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

in its eightieth annual session 



held with 
BROWNS CREEK (First Day) 
LAUREL BRANCH (Second Day) 
August 14-15, 1958 



NEXT SESSION will be held with 
West Burnsville (First Day) 
Riverside (Second Day) 
August 13-14, 1959 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. ^ 

Associate Moderator H. G. Bailey, 'Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C^ 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt, Burnsville, N. Ci 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Jess Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Com. Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C- 

Temperance Chm Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Orphanage Chm. Rev. Jess Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chairman Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Ed. Chm. Miss Sarah Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Lit. Chm Rev. C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, N. C. • 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. David A. Staley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C;- 

Deacon Fellowship Chm. Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the 

Aging Chm. Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm. Mr. Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chairman Mr. Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of American 

Bible Society Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C.^ 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tinsie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
Treasurer: Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Kay Edwards, Bee Log, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev Lyda Ray, Rt. 3, BumsviUe, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Everett Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Sam Hensley, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: R. C. Robinson, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Gather McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Joice Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Charlie Smith, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLENS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: W. M. Hensley, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Harold Harris, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Tinsie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 



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Pianist: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Men's Brotherhood: Harold Harris, Pres., St. Rt., Burnsville, 
N. C. 

BROWNS CREEK— Pastor, P. L. McMahan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. Troy H. Ray, Celo, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Winnie Westall, Celo, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Celo, N. C. 
S. S. Superintendent: Troy H. Ray, Celo, N. C. 
W. M. U. President: Mrs. P. L. McMahan, Celo, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Dora Davis, Celo, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Celo, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Charles B. Trammel, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Ed Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. J. W. Franklin, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres.: G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Mrs. Robert I. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist: Mrs. Alice R. Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Hershell Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Church Clerk: Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Janet Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: John E. Allen, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Wanda Phipps, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Wanda Phipps, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRDS CHAPEL— Pastor, Kenneth Batty, Rt. 4, Box 250, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, W. E. McPeters, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Willie Anglin, Rt. 1, Box 285, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Bobby AngUn, Rt. 1, Box 285, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Jimmy Anglin, Rt. 1, Box 285, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: T. H. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Vernie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Nick Geouge, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Willie Buchanan, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— 



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CRABTREE— Pastor, Jay M. Blankenship, Rt. 3, Box 210, Weaver- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Bm-nsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Biimsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Frank A. McCurry, Micaville, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Barbara Ann McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: John McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND- 
ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Clarence Proffitt, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIR VIEW— Pastor, Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Essie Ballew, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Elzie Ray, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 
Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Box 311, Bumsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Burl Rathburn, Rt. 3, Box 311, Bumsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Robert Maney, Rt. 3, Box 312, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Sam Rathbum, Rt. 3, Box 311, Bumsville, 
N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor, Rev. E. W. Jenkins, Rt. 1, Flag Pond, Tenn. 

Clerk: Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, BurnsviUe, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Bumsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Amos Edwards, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jess Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Melba Jean Foxx, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of R. A.: John Evans, Rt. 4, Bumsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Blanche Himter, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 
~ S. S. Supt.: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: E. F. Hunter, Sr., Rt. 1, BumsviUe, N. C. 

Music Director: Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, BurnsviUe, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Lester Bailey, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, R. A. Pate, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. Ohver McMahan, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 



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Music Director: Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 

LOCUST GRIVE— Pastor, Earl Cole, Rt. 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Conway Murphy, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Adam Mills, Rt. 3, Box 61B, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Odis Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, David A. Staley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Herman Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Aldean Metcalf, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: H. W. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Organist: Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. B. Tomberhn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Jay Blankenship, Rt. 3, Box 210, Weaver- 

viUe, N. C. 
Clerk: Gay Sparks, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fonze Hughes, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charles Buchanan, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 

N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Arthur Thomas, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Lucille Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Arthur Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Mrs. Vah Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Music Director: Gaw Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Elizabeth Wheeler, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY- 
PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Frank Enghsh, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Box 246, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Joe Blankenship, Rt. 3, Box 271, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Vivian Brown, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Francis Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mary Lou Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Kelse Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Clerk: Fred Shuford, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Ramon Autrey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Mrs. Cora Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: J. M. Shuford, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 

UPPER SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Ralph Young, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Carolyn Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Pierce Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, J. Astor Buchanan, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Margie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 46, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Sandra Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dillard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 46, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Robey L. Painter, Banner Elk, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lewis Crowder, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herman Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Marie Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — Pastor, Jessie Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: E. B. Bailey, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Bumsville, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Rt. 4, Burnsville, N, C. 

Bamett Ray Celo, N. C. 

BiU Blevins Celo, N. C. 

C. C. Adkins Rt. 4, Box 266, BurnsviUe, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Bumsville, N. C. 

Troy Boone Micaville. N. C. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dave Blevins Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Byrd Metcalf Pensacola, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Green Mountain, N. C. 

Steve Clark Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 2, Burnsivlle, N. C. 

Bascombe Hensley Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

James Beaver Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Burnsville, N. C. 

Dillard Wilson Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 

John Willis, Mrs. Mollie Willis, Ancil Lewis, W. F. Howard. 

BLUE ROCK— 
Luther Winters 

BROWNS CREEK— 
W. R. Robinson 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 

Mrs. J. A. Higgins, R. V. Angel, C. M. Bailey, L. P. Banks, J. C. 
Mcintosh, Richmond Mitchell 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— 
W. N. King (Deacon) 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 

Bill Williams (Deacon) 

CANE RIVER— 

John McPeters, Criss Byrd 

CRABTREE— 
N. N. Silver 

ELK SHOAL— 

Willard Smith, Mrs. Charlie King, Mrs. Dora Bailey 

IVY GAP— 

Mrs. Martha Boone Fender, Mrs. Amanda Chandler Ingle 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Mrs. Riley Ferguson, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mrs. Sallie Hensley, 
Porter Proffitt, Woodfin Hensley, E. J. Angel, Mack Hensley 

PLEASANT GAP— 
James Jones 

PRICES CREEK— 

Stokes Ledford, J. W. Wilson, Mrs. Nancy Jane Allen, Mrs. 
Annie Hurst 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 
Rev. Aaron Shuford 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— 
Mrs. Dovie Smith 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14 

The Eightieth Annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
opened with the singing of Hymn, "The Light of the World Is 
Jesus." The Theme of the Program was "RESPONSIBILITY OF 
THE YANCEY BAPTISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY." The pro- 
gram was adopted as prepared by the Program Committee. 

The Devotion was given by Rev. P. L. McMahan, pastor of the 
Brown's Creek Baptist Church. 

Report on Christian Education was given by Madge Carter and 
report was adopted as read. 

Visitors were recognized and the following committees were 
appointed. 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Tincie 
Bailey and Rev. Lloyd Glenn. 

RESOLUTIONS: Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. C. B. Trammel 
and Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

TRUSTEES FOR WATSON FUND: Mrs. Albert Williams, Jack 
Mcintosh and Fred Phoenix. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. C. B. Trammel, Rev. 
Jesse Hughes and Raymond Autrey. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE: Rev. Arthur Thomas, Rev. Ed- 
die McPeters and Dover R. Fouts. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Dawson Briggs, Chairman, Grady 
Bailey and Monroe Mcintosh. 

Not appointed members because of office held: S. S. Supt., 
T. U. Director, W. M. U. Supt., Moderator, Clerk, Member Ex- 
Officio. 

Nominating Committee for coming year: Dawson Briggs, Rev. 
E. G. Adkins, Mrs. Warren Franklin, Harold Harris and Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey. 

Report on Bible School held in the County for the year was 
given by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. This report was followed by a 
season of Prayer and a Hymn "SWEETEST STORY THAT WAS 
EVER TOLD." 

Roll Call of churches was made with most of the churches 
being represented by one or more members. 

The Hymn "Come, Thou Almighty King," preceded the Asso- 
ciational Sermon, which was brought by the Rev. A. Z. Jamerson. 

The meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14lh 

Called to order using Hymn "Savior Like A Shepherd Lead 
Us." Rev. C. B. Trammel gave the Devotional. 

Rev. J. M. Hayes represented the Home for the Aged and gave 
a very interesting account of our Homes. 

Mr. Claude F. Gaddy spoke on Christian Education. Bro. Lam 
of Campbell College also spoke. 



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Deacons Fellowship report was given by Mr. H. G. Bailey, the 
report was adopted as given. 

Report of the Resolution Committee was read .and adopted. 
The meeting adjourned for the day. 

FRIDAY MORNINa AUGUST 15th 

Friday morning session opened in the Laurel Branch Church 
with the Hymn "We're Marching to Zion." Rev. Lloyd Glenn gave 
the devotional. 

The Sunday School report was given by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson. 
Dr. Linch spoke on our Colleges. 

Dr. Wagner brought greetings from our Children Homes. 

Report on Hospital was adopted as prepai'ed by Mr. Dover R. 
Fouts and Dr. W. K. McGee spoke on the Hospital's work. 

Rev. Cain spoke on the Mission Program of North Carolina. 

The morning message was brought by Bro. Cleveland Wilkie 
Hopkins. 

The Session adjourned for fellowship. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 15th 

The Afternoon session was called to order using the Hymn "I 
Am Thine O Lord." Devotional was given by Rev. C. B. Trammel. 
All visitors were recognized at this time. 

Report on the W. M. U. work was given by Mrs. Jesse Styles. 

Bro. Walter Zvoda spoke on the Evangelistic work. 

Report was given by the resolution committee. 

Reports of other committees were given at this time. Other 
business of the day was brought at this time. 

The following officers were elected: Moderator, Rev. E. G. 
Adkins; Associate Moderator, Bro. H. G. Bailey and Clerk, Mrs. Roy 
Pate. 

The next session will be iield witli the West Burnsville Church 
on the first day and the Riverside Church on the second day. 

Baptist Churches in our Association are now giving for the 
first time this year to the AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY. 

Adjourned. 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

In Matthew 5:6 Jesus said, "Blessed are they which do hunger 
and thirst, after richteousness: for they shall be filled." Do you 
not believe that is why we read, because we hunger and thirst after 
righteousness? It is not enough to hear another read or talk about 
the scriptures, we want to read for ourselves. 

Baptists have a wonderful program and an abundance of ma- 
terials to help us in our Bible study. Each phase of the Church 
work has literature appropriate for its age group, not too simple, 
not too difficult but to challenge a growing mind and body. The 
youngest child, the oldest member, or a shut-in is not neglected in 
our Baptist Uterature. This includes the BIBLICAL RECORDER 
HOME LIFE and the materials in the WOMAN'S MISSIONARY 



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SOCIETIES. Do you know of any references that are superior? 

Next Sunday we study the minority groups in our Sunday 
School lesson, and the Christian attitude toward them. In our 
County, State or Nation is it the minority or majority of Baptists 
that are reading or do they listen to what someone else has to say? 
In our quiet time — our moments of meditation — let us read. God 
can speak to us through the Bible and through those great minds 
who have made it possible for us to enjoy Christian Literature. 

Won't you report to your associational Chairman what clubs 
are active in your church? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter, Chairman 

EVANGELISTIC REPORT 

There is before us the challenge of a great unfinished task. The 
command of Jesus to every born again person is this, "Go into all 
the world . . . baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the 
Holy Ghost . . . teaching them to observe all things." Again, we 
hear Him say, "Begin in Jerusalem" . . . right where you are and 
go into all the world. 

First, we would urge all church members to take seriously this 
matter of soul-winning. Could we use as our aim for the coming 
associational year, "Every One Win One for Christ!" Second, that 
our churches plan and promote through prayer an active program 
of evangelism according to the teachings of God's Word. Third, 
that all of our churches unite with one mind and heart in promot- 
ing the Baptist Simultaneous Revival Effort during 1959. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. G. Adkins, Chainnan 

REPORT ON "DEACON FELLOWSHIP" 

During this past associational year the Deacon Fellowship held 
three County wide meetings with good attendance at each meeting. 

One meeting was held with Cane River Baptist Church in No- 
vember 1957. Rev. M. H. Kindall was the main speaker on the 
program. He used The Ten Commandments and The Church Cove- 
nant as the basis for his discussion. The program Theme was "DO- 
ING THE HEAVENLY FATHER'S WILL." there were 46 Deacons, 
with six pastors and several Sunday School Officers and Teachers 
in attendance. In his discussion Brother Kindall dwelt heavily 
upon the need to adhere more closely to the Church Covenant and 
the commands of our heavenly father. 

Our second meeting was held with West Burnsville Baptist 
Church in March 1958. We met here in the beautiful, new edifice 
which the people of West Burnsville have recently built. In this 
fine setting a large number gathered from all over the Yancey As- 
sociation to hear Prof. B. M. Tomberlin speak on the theme: "OUR 
YOUNG PEOPLE MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF LIFE." In 
his talk. Brother Tomberlin gave great emphasis on the part that 
the parents, teachers, Deacons and all adult Christians must play in 
setting the right examples of Christian living before our young 
people. THIS WAS A RED LETTER DAY in our associational 



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church work. There were more than one hundred deacons, teach- 
ers and officers present along with seven pastors and several young 
people. 

Our third meeting was held with Zion Baptist Church in June 
1958. This was a double service. The Deacon Fellowship message 
and business made up the first part of the meeting with Rev. Ralph 
Young, pastor of the Shoal Creek Baptist Church bringing a mes- 
sage on the theme: "UNITED WITH CHRIST TO SERVE IN HIS 
CHURCH." In his message Brother Young stressed the urgent 
need for all Christians, and especially Deacons, to live a more con- 
sistent life before the church, and the world. 

Rev. R. A. Pate had charge of the second part of this service. 
During this service Zion Church ordained two deacons to serve on 
the deacon group of the church. Brother Pate, in his charge to the 
Deacons, stressed the need for all deacons to walk together in a 
spirit of unity and fellowship. Also the need to work closely with 
the Pastor and other leaders in the church. He made it clear that 
the deacon is a servant of the church; that the deacon must not be 
a tale bearer nor a back biter against the pastor or the church. 
That he must be grave, possess much wisdom and knowledge of 
the Holy Scriptures, and be v/ilUng to abide by the motions and de- 
cisions made by the church. In brief, he must be a man who is so 
possessed of the Christian Spirit that he will let Christ reign and 
rule in his heart and life. 

In conclusion may I state that the work of the Deacon Fellow- 
ship in the Yancey Association has just begun. May we all pray 
that the true spirit of Christian Brotherhood may so lead us in the 
years ahead that we may unite our minds and hearts in Christian 
Service to win the world for Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

Again, we would call your attention to our five Junior Colleges 
and the two Senior Colleges. These schools need our prayers and 
our financial support as we give through the Cooperative Program 
and the special offering for Christian Education on Father's Day. 

Then in these schools are young people who are in training that 
they might be better equipped to fill their role in life. Some of 
these have not made their decision as to where they should work, 
they need our help as we pray for God's Guidance. Some of them 
are having a struggle financially, we need to ask God to give to 
them courage. There are those who need the strength to withstand 
temptations, which can come from our prayers. All of the students 
and the faculty will be helped if we put them on our prayer list. 

Let's keep in touch with what's going on and do all we can to 
make this a great year for our colleges. Let us resolve to make the 
special offering on Father's Day a worthy one remembering it is 
"Unto the Lord." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy B. Wilson 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Christ said that He came to seek and that we as His messengers 
should seek. We find Him saying, "As the Father hath sent Me 
even so send I you." Let us look at how we went last year. We 
enrolled 3,179 with an average attendance of 1,924, out of a church 
membership of 4,942 as reported in the minutes of last year. We 
had seven churches reporting the January Bible Study, three 
churches observing Youth Week and eight churches held Training 
Schools. 

Let us urge us this associational year to do these things: 

1. Have the January Bible Study. 

2. Observe Youth Week and Christian Home Week. 

3. Cooperate with the Simultaneous effort. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

In making this my final report as Hospital Representative there 
are certain phases of the work that I would like to point out to the 
Association with the hope that our offerings to the Baptist Hospital 
on Mother's Day may be increased. 

For this associational year we gave a little more than we did 
in the last associational year but it is my opinion that we can and 
should do much more for this worthy cause. I have found that much 
greater interest is shown in the Baptist Hospital by people who 
have either been patients there or persons who have had relatives 
in the Hospital. In order for the Hospital to do its great work it 
must have the support of the Baptists throughout North Carolina. 
This support should be forthcoming if we could fully realize the 
wonderful work that is being done and if we could understand that 
we should have pride in such an institution. 

I am making this my final report to the Association because I 
will not undertake this work for the coming year. I wish to make 
two apologies to the Baptists of Yancey County: 

First, my failure to put forth greater effort in this deserving 
program; Second, proposing the new plan which I proposed for 
every member to give to this cause on Mother's Day for apparently 
it did not receive a sympathetic reception from some of the churches 
because the officials of such churches never one time responded 
or made a suggestion as to any defect or merit of the plan. Some 
of the churches cooperated whole-heartedly and I appreciate this 
fact. One of the reasons that I suggested the plan was to try to 
remedy one of the greatest causes for Baptists failing financially in 
their support, namely, in teaching the children to give to our pro- 
gram. If we could but realize that the manner in which the chil- 
dren are trained today will be in great evidence when they become 
adults tomorrow. 

I express my appreciation for the cooperation that I have re- 
ceived and I most earnestly solicit your support for my successor. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dover R. Fouts 



14 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As we come to consider the work of the Woman's Missionary 
Union in the Yancey Baptist Association, we find that only 6 of our 
churches have WMU organizations of any kind. Of this number, 
only 4 have organizations providing education in missions for the 
young people. Is it so surprising that no young person from the 
Yancey Association has never answered the call to serve Christ on 
the mission field? How can they care if they do not know? By 
organizing a WMU in your church, you can give your young people 
an opportunity to become aware of the need for Christian witness- 
ing throughout the world. 

Our last reports show there are 142 women in the Yancey As- 
sociation who belong to the Woman's Missionary Union. Just con- 
sider how many members we could have if every church in the 
Association had a WMU. How great our gifts would be for Home 
and Foreign mission work. How small they now seem when we 
think of how much our Saviour has done for us. 

Our annual business session at Brown's Creek Church was well 
attended. A group of students from Mars Hill College came to give 
our devotional thoughts and sing for us. At the second session, 
which was held at Mt. Pleasant Church, the attendance was much 
too small. Mr. Jerry Potter, told us some of the experiences he 
has had in his work as missionary to the deaf in North Carolina. 
Miss Beverly Neilson, State Sunbeam Director, emphasized the need 
of Christian home training for young children. 

I don't know many of you pastors, although I wish I did. When 
I come to you and ask, "May I help to organize a WMU in your 
church?" I pray that your answer wiU be "Yes." 

Respectfully submitted, 

f , Mrs. Jess Styles 

WMU Superintendent 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE— FIRST DAY 

God's word says that we know that we have passed from death 
to life, if we love the brethren. A day like this makes us love 
each other better. 

We would express appreciation to the people of the Brown's 
Creek Church and community who have done so much in providing 
our needs. The meal was very good and a real welcome has been 
extended to all. 

The speakers have all inspired our hearts. For all that has 
been done to make this a good day, we are grateful to God, the 
Giver of every good and perfect gift. 



REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE— SECOND DAY 

God is so good to His Children. Among His blessings is the 
privilege which has been ours in attending the second day's session 
of the Yancey Baptist Association in its eightieth session. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 



We would express our gratitude to the hostess Church, Laurel 
Branch, and the Co-hostess church, Bolen's Creek, for the excellent 
meal. We would express appreciation for the cordial welcome ex- 
tended to all by the Pastor and people of this Church. 

For those who stirred our hearts and challenged our wiUs as 
they took their place on the program, we are most thankful. Our 
words of appreciation for these days would include our Associa- 
tional Officers of the past year and the Executive Committee, which 
planned the program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
Mrs. C. B. Trammel 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 



16 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

Article I. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
th Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 



the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the member of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shaU be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for member- 
ship on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Association may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 




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76000 


1733 
899 








260 










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.06 




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75200 


621 


















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23000 




8200 






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49 
















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34 










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40000 




















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4000 


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20000 


65 








140 




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400 








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MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



held with 
WEST BURNSVILLE (First Day) 
RIVERSIDE (Second Day) 
August 13-14, 1959 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BYRD'S CHAPEL (First Day) 
SOUTH ESTATOE (Second Day) 
August 18-19, I960 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville. N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, BurnsviUe, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Jess Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Com. Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Orphanage Chm Rev. Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Ed. Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Lit. Chm Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. David A. Staley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for Aging 

Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Harold Harris, St. Rt, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chm Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

American Bible Society 

Chm Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tinsie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
Treasurer: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Claude Wilson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Kay Edwards, Bee Log, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 301, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 301, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Jolm Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 302, Burnsville, N. C. . 
Music Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 302, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, RFD 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Floyd Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Floyd D. Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Gaither McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 
Music Direcor: Floyd D. Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: C. M. Smith, Rt. 2, BurnsviUe, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Will Banks, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President: Mrs. Sol Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Carlie Rice, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C . 
Pianist: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Recreation Com.: Vergis Anglin, St. Rt., Burnsville, 
N. C. 

R. A. Director: Vergis Anglin, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Frank Parsons, Bakersville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N. C. 
. Clerk: Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Cora Davis, Rt. 5, Box 55, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C, 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Rev. C. B. Trammel, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supf.: Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Philip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Bill Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: 

R. A. Director: B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Robert I. Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Mrs. Philip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Reece Mcintosh, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, West— Pastor, Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Box 652, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Arnold Wilson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. v 
Music Director: Miss Patsy Roberts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Mary Cecile Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor. Rev. Vivian Brown, Rt. 4, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack B. Hensley, Box 266, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Jack Hensley, Box 266, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Jack Hensley, Box 266, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CANE RIVER— Pastor, W. E. McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk, Mrs. Willie Anglin, Rt. 1, Sox 286, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Bobby Anglin, Rt. 1, Box 285, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Jimmie Anglin, Rt. 1, Box 286, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. H. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor, Wade Boone, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Veanie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Till Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Willie Buchanan, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ransom Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Robert Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Dennis Dellinger, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, 

Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 326, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Frank McCourry, Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Robert Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 

Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Barbara McCourry, Burnsville, N. C. 

IdOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Rev. Earl Blankenship, Rt. 3, Weaver- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Bible Study Director: Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director: J. J. McCurry, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Glenna Lee Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: L. D. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Hoyt King, Box 24, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Louise Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Clarence Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence Cooke, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Box 226, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Box 226, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Ray Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Ed McFalls, Rt. 4, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Herman Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herman Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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INDIZ-J^; CREEK— Pastor, R<=v. Jarr.^- 3e^:v^rr, Rt. 2, E--irr-ville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, E'^-Txsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. R'/r.-r. Z.r^r.^ty, Rt. 3, Box 312, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Sarr . Rt. 3. Box 311, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: E.:. ?.it.o.o.m, Rt. 3, Box 311, Burr^vllle, N. C. 
Chm. of D'^acons: S^-o^: Rathbum, Rt. 3, Box 311, Bumsville, 
N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor, Rev. Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Pauline S. Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Bumsville, 
N. C. 

Treasurer: Jess Buckner, Rt. 3. Bumsville, 2r. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Nelson Chandler. Rt. 2, Mars Hill. C. 
Music Director: Korner Edv/ards. Rt. 3. Bumsville. I.'. C. 
Pianist: Miss Melba Jean Foxx, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Clhandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. R. A. Pate, Micaville. N. C. 
Clerk: J. B. Brigss. Rt. 1. Bumsville. N. C. 
Treasurer: Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Bruce Bailey. Rt. 1, Bumsville. N. C. 
T. U. Director: E. F. H.r.t^::. Rt. 1. 3um.sville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Bli:.-e Hunter, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Clarence Lav/s. Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Brig^s. Rt. 1. BumsvOie, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacor^: C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Past-' 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. V/ils — 
Treasurer: Walter R:c.c- 
S, S. Sust.: Oliver McM; 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Bill 
Music Direitc: 
W. M. U. M:: 'V^ 

Pianist: Mrs A:o^:r- V.\: 

LOCUST GROVE— Pastor ?. 
Clerk: Mrs. C. L. Solsr.c : 
Treas'urer: Mrs. C. L Ssi 

S .S. Supt.: Reese Murpny^ Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
>IT. MIT^miLL— Pastor. Rev. Adam. Mills, Rt. 3, Box 613, Marion, 

Clerk:* Odis '.Vilson. 3ox 122, Rt. 5, Bumxsviiie, N'. C. 
Treasurer: 7;alter V/ilson, Rt. 5, Bumsville. N. C. 
S. S. Su't : Verrie Murphy, Rt. 5, Bum3\'ille, N. C. 
T. U. D-ects:; -'alter Wilson, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 
Music Dire.ts: Clarence Murphy, Rt. 5, Bumsville, Z^. C. 
Chj-r. o: ^eacons: Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Bumsville, ZT. C. 

MT. PLE.-^SAl.T— Pastor. Rev. David A. Staley, R: Bum.sville. 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Herman Angel. R:. 3. BiumsviUe, N'. C. 
Treas^urer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.:E. M. Tomberlln. Rt. 3. Bumsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Dean Metcalf, Bumsville. N. C. 




Ei i Z' .-. ?.:. 1, Mars Hill, N. C. 
?.\ 1 Eix 133, Relief, N. C. 
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Music Director: W. H. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Organist: Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, 

Clerk: Gay Sparks, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Bill Riddle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Fred Ray, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 



PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Rt. 1, Green 
Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Gaw Sparks, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: George Randolph, Green Mountain, N. C. 
•-7 T. U. Director: Mrs. Andrev/ Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director: Gaw Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. 
y Chm. of Deacons: John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Rav. Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Charlie Shepherd, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Frank English, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Louis Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Joe Blankenship, 11 Company St., Asheville, N. C. 
Music Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Rev. Lyda Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Rt. 1, Box 240, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

7 Music Director: Francis Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Hope Ann Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
r Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

' SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Young, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk, Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Carolyn Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Persey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn. Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: J. M. Pritchard, Rt. 5, Box 118, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Ramon Autrey, Box 125, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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T. U. Director: Mrs. James McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Ohm. of Deacons: J. M. Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville. N. C. 



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INDOM— Pastor, Rev. J. Astor Buchanan, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Margie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. . 
Music Director: V/ayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dillard Wilson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

OUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. G. H. Dellinger, Rt. 3, Newland, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Sunt.: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Herman Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Lewis Crowder, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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ZION — Pastor, Rev. Jesse E. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: E. B. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Loss Hopson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Walter Byrd, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director; Evelyn Byrd, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

C. C. Adkins Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Kenneth Batty Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Charlie Chrisawn Micaville, N. C. 

Charlie McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

James C, Wilson Micaville, N. C. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Troy Boone Los Angeles, Calif. 

A. J. Thomas Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mountain, N. C. 

Avery Buchanan Kona, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dave Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Byrd Metcalf Pensacola, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Green Mountain, N. C. 

Russell Thomas Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Steve Clark RED, Marion, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dillard Wilson Spruce Pine, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— ..^ •. 

Mrs. Charlotte Hensley. 
BLUE ROCK— 

Mrs. Mary Geouge, Mrs. Horace McNeill, Mrs. Elsie Robinson, 

Horace McNeill. 
BROWN'S CREEK— 

Carey Hall. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 

Mrs. W. C. Ramsey, J. H. Wilson, Dr. W. L. Bennett. 
BURNSVILLE. WEST— 

Donald Maney. 
CANE RIVER— 

Mrs. Maggie Robertson, Doc Bailey, Joe Allen, Joe Ray. 
CLAYMOUND— 

Tom Chrisawn, Deacon, Nick Gouge, Deacon. 
CRABTREE— 

Mrs. Sallie McCurry, Mrs. Cora McCurry, Vaughn McCurry, 
Thad Marsh. _ - 

DOUBLE ISLAND— 

Belvia Robinson, Green Woody, Lucy Robinson, Clarence Rob- 
inson. 

ELK SHOAL— 

Mrs. Emma Roland, Mrs. Gilbert Randolph, Mrs. Etta Proffitt, 
Sam King. . .- - - - 

.FAIRVIEW— 

Robert Wilson. - - . - I " 
INDIAN CREEK— 

Sylvester Ray. " ' ; - 

IVY GAP— ■ - 

Amos Edwards (Deacon), Mrs. Belvie Byrd Edwards. 
JACKS CREEK— 

Hattie Arrowood, Norman Byrd. ^ 
MT. MITCHELL— ^ ^: : . 

Mrs. Dora Wilson. 
MT. PLEASANT— 

Mrs. Eliza Proffitt, W. T. Tomberlin (Chm. of Deacon Board), 

Avon Jamerson, Herman Angel (Deacon), Mrs. Elizabeth Hill. 
PLEASANT GAP— 

Roscoe Hughes. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— " 

Mrs. George King, Miss Amanda Mcintosh. 
RIVERSIDE— 

David McKinney, John McKinney, Mrs. Sarah Jane Roland, 
Mrs. Lela Gortney, Oscar Wilson (Deacon), Otway Austin 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mrs. Chas. C. Robinson, Mrs. Katherine Erickson, Lewis Autrey 

WINDOM— 

- Rev. Bascombe Hensley. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 

The Eighty-First Annual session of the Yancey Baptist Associ- 
ation opened using the Theme of the Program as "Witnessing Now". 
The session opened with Hymn, "All Hail The Power". The pro- 
gram was adopted as prepared by the Program Committee. 

The Devotional was led by Mrs. Ben Banks with the Young 
People from West Burnsville, Bolens Creek, Jacks Creek and Shoal 
Creek taking part. 

Hospital report was given by Miss Madge Carter and the mes- 
sage was brought by Dr. C. C. Carpenter. 

Visitors were recognized and the following committees were 
appointed: 

TIME, PLACE AND PREACHER: Rev. Jesse Hughes, W. M. 
Westall, Mrs. Lester Bailey. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. R. A. Pate, Mrs. C. 
B. Trammel and Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

RESOLUTIONS: Mrs. David A. Staley, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Rev. Ralph Young. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE: Rev W. E. McPeters, Rev. Lloyd 
Glenn and Rev. C. B. Trammel. 

TRUSTEES FOR WATSON FUND: Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, J. B. 
Briggs, Rev. Bamett Ray., 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Dawson Briggs, Chairman; Mrs. 
Jesse Styles, Miss Wanda Robertson, Rev. R. A Pate, Rev. Arthur 
Thomas, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Fred Phoenix and Mrs. Bruce Bailey. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR COMING YEAR: Grady 
Bailey, Mrs. Ben Banks, Dawson Briggs, Mrs. B. R. Penland and 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson. 

Sunday School Report was given by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson. 

Memorial to our "Beloved Dead" was observed at this time. 

Roll Call of Churches was made with 22 churches represented. 

Report on Home for the Aging was given by Mrs. M. D. Bailey 
and Supt. J. M. Hayes bringing the message. 

Announcements were made and the Hymn "Send The Light" 
was sung. 

The Associational message was brought by Rev. Robie Painter. 
The meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th 

Called to order using the hymn "Speak To My Heart", the de- 
votional was given by Mrs Charles Tomberlin and the young people 
of Mt. Pleasant Church. 

Deacon Fellowship report was made by H. G. Bailey, and a 
brief message was brought by Rev. Walter Zvoda. 

Report on Christian Education was given by Miss Sara Hensley 
and the message was brought by Dr. L. H. HoUingsworth. 

Training Union report prepared by Miss Vv''anda Robertson was 
read by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 



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State Mission was spoken to by Sec. Thomas Branch. 
Report of the Resolutions Committee was read and adopted. 
Adjourned. 

FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14th 

Friday's session opened with the hymn "Breathe On Me", the 
devotional was given by Mrs Andrew Johnson and the Young 
people of Pleasant Grove Church. 

Evangelism Report was given by Rev. David A. Staley with 
Rev. Julian Hopkins bringing the message. 

Bible School report was given by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

Report on American Bible Society by Mrs. Bruce Bailey read 
by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

Christian Literature Report was given by Rev. C. B. Trammel. 

Rev. Vernon Sparrow brought a report and message from the 
Children's Homes. 

A Vote of Thanks and Appreciation was given to Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard by the Association for the splendid work and the Co- 
operation she had given the Churches of the Association 

Following announcements the hymn "The Kingdom Is Com- 
ing" was sung. 

The morning message was brought by Secretary E. C. Upchurch. 
The session adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 14th 

The afternoon session opened with the hymn "The Light of 
The World". The Devotional led by Mrs. James McDougald was 
presented by the Young People from Young's Chapel, Brown Creek 
and South Estatoe Churches. 

The report of the Woman's Missionary Union was given by 
Mrs. Jesse Styles. 

The Resolution Committee made their report at this time. 

The Time, Place and Preacher Committee made their report. 

TIME: August 18-19, 1960. 

PLACE: Byrd's Chapel (First Day); South Estatoe (Second 
Day). 

PREACHER: Rev. T H. Dellinger. 

The following officers were elected for the coming year. 
MODERATOR: Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C 
ASSOCIATE MODERATOR: H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
CLERK: Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
The Association was adjourned by a closing prayer 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

The North Carolina Baptist Hospital is definitely "a medical 
center ministering with skill and understanding". No one can ap- 
preciate that fact more than the patients who have been there, or 
persons who have had relatives there. A patient, a Methodist law- 
yer, was right when he said, "No one this side of Heaven could 
have been better to me". 



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Let us look at our County to see the response of our Mother's 
Day offering. We gave less in 1959 by $205.56 than in 1958. Twen- 
ty-five churches gave, nine didn't, but ten of the twenty-five con- 
tributed more than last year. 

Some of our churches have a budget for the various phases of 
our Baptist causes, but the Mother's Day offering is designated for 
the hospital. Whatever our method, give everyone a chance to 
give. Give generously to help a patient in need. 

Jesus said we would always have the poor among us. He was 
especially sensitive to their physical as well as spiritual needs. Do 
you know how many people from our County have received bene- 
fits through the Mother's Day offering? Almost every church has 
an example. We cannot evade our Christian responsibility by 
neglect. 

' ; Respectfully submitted, 

Madge Carter, Chairman 

SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR 1959-60 

1. Deepen preparation of all workers — 1. Encourage every worker 
to read the Bible through during the year. 2. Provide a Bible 
Survey Plan for all workers. 3. Adopt a goal of at least two 
awards for each officer and teacher. 

2. Extend Ihe reach of our church — 1. Take a census in September 
and discover every person for whom we are responsible. 2. En- 
list more workers to reach every available prospect. 3, Gain a 
minimxim of 15 per cent in Sunday School enrollment and at- 
tendance. 

3. Increase the evangelistic harvest — 1. Maintain prayer lists of 
evangelistic prospects by classes. 2. Provide instruction in per- 
sonal evangelism. 3. Teach with evangelistic purpose. 4. Inspire 
balanced Christian growth. 5. Participate in revival meetings. 

4. Magnify our Bible-Teaching Program — 1. Lead all church mem- 
bers to read the entire Bible in 1960. 2. Observe January Bible 
Study Week. 3. Hold a two week's Vacation Bible School. 

5. Reinforce our Spiritual lies with the Home — 1. Seek to win lost 
parents to Christ. 2. Encourage daily family worship in every 
home. 3. Link the home and church in Bible study through par- 
ent-worker meetings. 

CALENDAR 

1. Preparation Night during the week of September 20-27 for each 
local Sunday School. Sunday School workers meeting to pray 
and plan for the year's work — setting up goals, deciding on ob- 
jectives. 

2. Harvest and Promotion Day, September 27th. 

3. Group Training Schools (Survey course). 

October 5th-9th (West) 
October 19th-23rd (East) 

(If the Survey Course is continued other dates will 
be announced). 

4. January 4-8 Bible Study Week. 

5. Sunday School Convention in April — other Associational meet- 



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ings planned as needed. 

6. May 1-8 Christian Home Week. 

7. Bible School— June. 



HOME FOR THE AGING REPORT 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40). 

The ninth year of operation of the Baptist Homes for Aging 
began March 16, 1959. All three of the Homes — Resthaven, Albe- 
marle, and Headquarters — have had a good year, and have been 
filled practically all the year to capacity — 119, counting residents 
and helpers. When vacancies occur, there are always more applica- 
tions on the waiting list than rooms to be filled. 

Since the average age of a resident is about 80 years, there 
were several deaths during the year. Among the deceased was the 
oldest resident, "Uncle" John T. Holt, formerly of Wilsons Mills, 
N. C. He died July 13, being 99 years of age. Had he lived until 
February 26, 1960, he would have been ONE-HUNDRED YEARS 
of age. He was a resident of the Homes nearly eight years, and for 
the past two years was a patient in the infirmary of the Headquar- 
ters Building. He was, indeed, a great soul, and all connected with 
the Homes keenly miss him. 

This has been another year of God's favor upon the Homes and 
of encouraging progress. While the campaign to raise funds to 
Jjuild the fourth Home in Eastern Carolina, at Hamilton, has not 
been completed, yet there is good reason to believe that the money 
will be secured this year and construction will begin. Mr. Don G. 
Matthews of Hamilton has given the land for the site, and most of 
the $50,000 which he promised. He is ready to give the balance 
when the extra $100,000 has been raised. With reorganization of 
plans and persistent effort, the balance needed can and will be 
forthcoming. 

Architectural plans and specifications for the enlargement of 
the infirmary at Headquarters have been prepared, and construc- 
tion of 28 additional bedrooms should begin by September or Oc- 
tober. 

The two most pressing needs of the Homes for Aging now are 
(1) to finish raising the funds to start construction of the Hamilton 
Homes, and (2) to raise about $75,000 to cover the balance needed 
to pay for the additional facilities in the infirmary expansion. So, 
a total amount of $150,000 must be raised, therefore, to finish these 
two projects. When they are completed, 60 more bedrooms willl be 
added for anxious and needy residents, thus increasing the total 
capacity of all the HOMES to 170 residents. 

Would you like to have a generous part in helping to make 
these plans become a reality at the earliest possible date? If so, 
please let us hear from you at once. Why not furnish, or endow, 
or construct a room with your gift? If you are not able to do as 
rriuch, send the amount you are able to give to N. C. Baptist Homes, 
Inc., Reynolds Park Road, Winston-Salem, N. C, and your gift will 
be used as you may instruct. 

^— All connected with the N. C. Baptist Homes are most grateful 
to the churches, individuals, and corporations for the help given to 



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offer our aging friends who live in the Homes a program of secur- 
ity, comfort, congeniality, and a Christian ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. W. D. Bailey 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

The Deacon Fellowship of the Yancey Baptist Association held 
four meetings (one each quarter) during the 1958-59 Associational 
year. 

The First meeting was held with Upper Shoal Creek Baptist 
Church on Sunday, October 19th, 1958. Program theme was "LIV- 
ING BY THE GOLDEN RULE". Rev. David Staley, Pastor of Mt. 
Pleasant Baptist Church was the speaker. There were eighteen 
deacons, six pastors and 14 laymen present. Seven churches were 
represented. 

The Second meeting was held with Burnsville First Church on 
Sunday, February 8th, 1959. The program theme was "DEACONS 
— WITNESSING TO THE LOST". Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Pastor of 
Bolens Creek Church was the speaker. There were fourteen dea- 
cons, eight pastors and six laymen present. Nine churches were 
represented. 

The Third meeting was held with Jacks Creek Baptist Church 
on Sunday, May 10th, 1959. Program theme was "THE LEADER- 
SHIP OF CHRIST". Speaker for this meeting was Rev. W. E. Mc- 
Peters, Pastor of Cane River Church. Subject, "Following Christ in 
Service". There were twenty two deacons, five pastors and six 
laymen present. Eight churches were represented. 

The Fourth meeting was held with Browns Creek Baptist Church 
on Sunday, August 9th, 1958. The program theme was "DEACONS 
AND THE HOLY SCRIPTURES". The speaker for this meeting 
was Rev. E. G. Adkins, Pastor of West Burnsville Church. Brother 
Adkins used as his subject, "Deacons Following the Teachings of 
the Holy Scriptures". There were ten deacons, four pastors and 
5 laymen present for this meeting. Five churches were represented. 

In each of these meetings there was a sincere spirit of Chris- 
tian Brotherhood and Fellowship. The messages were spirit filled 
and challenging. Those who attended gave verbal evidence of 
having received a blessing and a better understanding of the true 
functions of the office of deacon. The aim and desire of the Dea- 
con Fellowship is to be able to go into all the churches in the Yan- 
cey Association. That we may all work together for a better under- 
standing of the duties and the problems that we must face in our 
church work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey, Chairman 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

As another year has passed, let us look at our churches that 
have been training in Church membership, for the Training Union 
is the Church in training. 

We have eleven churches with Training Unions in this Associ- 
ation — this is two more than last year. 



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The "M" Night meeting on Dec. 5th was one of our most suc- 
cessful. We had all the Training Unions represented. Our goal 
for next year is 225. Let us try to meet it. 

The last Sunday in September is promotion day. We hope 
that this year all Training Unions will observe this day. 

Much interest was shown in the Tournaments this year. Go- 
ing to Fruitland to participate, we had in the Junior Memory work, 
Lavonne Murdock, Barbara June Fox and Cheryl Allen from Bol- 
en's Creek Church. These girls were declared winners. We had 
participating in the Sword Drill, Fredia Hill of Mt. Pleasant Church 
and in the Adult Scripture Reading, Miss Sarah Hensley, First Bap- 
tist won second place. We were all proud of these and may we all 
try in our own church to see that our people have a chance to do 
better next year. 

Last year we had seven churches having Study Courses with 
266 awards given. This coming year let us strive to have Study 
Courses in all our Training Unions with 75% of the members en- 
rolled. 

As we think of these things that have been done and think of 
the goals for another year. Let us study to show ourselves ap- 
proved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed right- 
ly dividing the word of truth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, Director 

EVANGELISTIC REPORT 

Jesus' command to us is "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I 
have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the 
end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20. 

Baptists claim to be believers and doers of the "Word". If we 
are "believers" and "doers", then we are serving God in what is 
called evangelism. Evangelism means "making disciples", "bap- 
tizing them," and "teaching them" to be obedient to Christ in "all 
things" He has commanded. 

Today it is possible to be more effective in "winning" and 
"teaching" than ever before but we are facing more competition 
in our mountains than was faced in the last 100 years. Competition 
is coming from secular forces and other religious groups. It is no 
longer possible to have one or two revivals a year and draw in a 
large group without visitation and personal witnessing on the part 
of each church member. Times are changing and we must change 
to meet the challenge before us. 

The ratio of baptisms to church members is 1:22 for Southern 
Baptists and 1:25 for North Carolina Baptists. Our Association's 
ratio for 1957 was 1:29; for 1958—1:30; and for 1959—1:27. The goal 
for Southern Baptist is 1:8. Baptists in Yancey Association can 
meet the challenge before us if we move now. 

In order to achieve this goal of 1:8, be it resolved that the Yan- 
cey Association adopt the following: 

1. To conduct an annual clinic on evangelism with at least 
fifty per cent of the churches and pastors participating. 



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2. To conduct an annual Simultaneous Revival with at least 
sixty per cent of the churches participating. 

3. To encourage each church to lead a minimum of one person 
to Christ this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
- David A. Staley 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

I think we had a good Bible School Year. Most of our Churches 
ordered their books early this year, therefore, most teachers had 
their books preceding the school. 

Our Mission offering was $191.35. $163.17 was sent to the Co- 
operative program. All our causes are supported by our schools. 
$28.18 was sent to Foreign Missions. 

We had 18 schools with an enrollment of 1,092 and an average 
attendance of 861. 

Slightly more than half of the boys and girls in this Associa- 
tion had provided for them about 30 hours of additional Bible Study. 

Since the Bible is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our 
path, we know that these will have light for their path. Consider 
the other boys and girls — those who did not have this privilege, 
these will have less light as they walk during the days of this com- 
ing year. Our prayer is that the fifteen churches which because of 
one reason or another did not provide a Bible School for their boys 
and girls wull determine now to do so next year. 

Daniel Webster put it like this: *lf we work upon marble, it 
will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear 
up temples, they will crumble into dust: But if we work upon im- 
mortal souls, if we endue them with principles, with the just fear 
of God and love of fellowmen, we engrave upon those tablets — 
something which will brighten all eternity". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
Chairman 



REPORT ON CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

"Give attention to reading," said the Apostle Paul, in writing 
to Timothy. In that day, the people had no newspapers, no maga- 
zines, no printing presses. But they had to read to find the truth. 
Never before has there been so much to read, as we have today. 
Much of the flood of reading matter is bad; so Christian people 
must continually make a choice between the evil and the good. 

We regret to report that in Yancey County there is available 
obscene, degrading magazines that pour a stream of poison into the 
minds of all who read them. Baptists have no need to buy and read 
such materials for we have a wealth of clean uplifting literature 
coming from Baptist presses and other sources to suit every age 
and need. 

When the North Carolina Baptist State Convention was organ- 
ized in 1830, its main purpose was to promote missions, education, 
social service, and the distribution of sound religious literature. 
In 1833 the Biblical Recorder was founded to carry out these noble 



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aims. No home is too remote to receive the Recorder or Charity 
and Children. They are as near to us as our mailbox. Other south- 
wide magazines are also available by mail to us. We com.mend 
especially Home Missions with its fresh news concerning our Home 
Mission Program and The Commission that keeps us informed about 
the work on our mission fields around the world. 

The cost of all Baptist Literature and magazines are within the 
reach of all. For the price of a meal in a modern hotel or cafe one 
may have the Recorder for a year. Single subscriptions $2.50; Club 
Plan, four or more, $2.00; Family Plan $1.50, to every resident 
member. 

We feel that the responsibility rests with our pastors, Sunday 
School superintendents, Training Union directors, deacons. Mission- 
ary Society presidents. It would be an easy matter if these in 
places of leadership would seriously get behind this task. For the 
most part, the Missionary Societies have been responsible for the 
success of securing new clubs and subscriptions in this Association. 

Dr. L. L. Carpenter has resigned as editor of the Recorder. His 
service to North Carolina Baptists has been unexcelled. We express 
to him our appreciation for his long and faithful service and pray 
that God's richest blessings may rest upon him and his in these 
days of freedom from the heavy responsibilities that he has carried 
for North Carolina Baptists. 

Respectfully submitted, 
^-"^ --: - - Charles B. Trammel 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 
ASSOCIATIONAL REPORT — 1959 

- - North Carolina Baptists have shown remarkable interest in 
their Children's Homes during the past year. Numerous Church 
groups have visited the three campuses. Continued financial sup- 
port has been encouraging. Awakened interest in your Child Care 
program has been evidenced in many respects. 

PROGRAM STUDIED 

During the past year members of the Children's Homes staff, 
under the best leadership available, have engaged themselves in a 
conscientious study of the entire Child Care program sponsored by 
North Carolina Baptists. Findings have been gratifying. The pro- 
gram has a commendable history and is one of the best in the na- 
tion. Every effort is being made by the present administration to 
continue the best care possible for dependent children. 

CHILDREN SERVED 

More than 1,000 boys and girls were served by the Children's 
Homes during the past year. Mills Home, Kennedy Home, and 
Odum Home provided care for 547 children while 197 lived in Fos- 
ter Homes. Through financial assistance of the Mothers Aid pro- 
gram 40 children were able to live with their mothers. Supervision 
and financial help were afforded 30 college students. Resourceful 
case workers assisted 214 additional children to find homes with 
relatives and other social service agencies. 



18 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



COTTAGE CONSTRUCTION 

Three cottages are currently under construction - - - one at 
each of the three Homes. The Roy Culler family of High Point is 
providing funds for a boys cottage at Mills Home. The H. C. Fere- 
bee family of Camden is making possible a cottage for girls at Ken- 
nedy Home. The new cottage at Pembroke will provide admin- 
istrative offices, living accommodations as well as kitchen and din- 
ing facilities for the Indian boys and girls. 

ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE 

Mr. Vernon S. Sparrow became Superintendent at Mills Home, 
Thomasville, July 1, 1959. He comes to this post with an excellent 
background of training and experience. Prior to Mr. Sparrow's 
going to Mills Home he served as Associate Pastor and Minister of 
Education in the First Baptist Church of Lenoir. 

SIGNIFICANT CONVENTION ACTION 

Significant recommendations relative to the Children's Homes 
were adopted by the Baptist State Convention in May following a 
two and a half year study by the Committee of Twenty-Five. They 
are as follows: 

1. That the number of children in foster home care be in- 
creased to approximate the number in institutional care. 

2. That the Children's Homes begin to develop new types of 
programs to help children who are not being adequately 
cared for in other ways. 

3. That increased attention be given to families throughout the 
state by well-trained, mature case work consultants to help 
avoid family breakdowns. 

MORE ADEQUATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT 

The Convention has voted to bring the Children's Homes into 
the Cooperative Program on the same basis as all other institutions 
and objects. Churches may continue to send Once-A-Month offer- 
ings and special gifts. Designated gifts from Churches to the Chil- 
dren's Homes will be administered by the Convention in the same 
manner as designated gifts from Churches to other institutions. 
The Homes are encouraged with this improved financial relation- 
ship with the Convention, i? or lack of sufficient income the Homes 
operated on a $22,000 deficit in 1958. The deficit for 1959 will be 
approximately $65,000. The only way the Homes have of meeting 
the $65,000 deficit this year is through a substantial increase in the 
Thanksgiving Offering. 

WHAT OF THE FUTURE? 

"With the increase in population, the development of industry, the 
growth of cities and the mounting tensions in present day society, 
there is an increasing demand for services to dependent children. 
Your Children's Homes are being asked by the Convention to ex- 
pand their services. With your prayers, loyal and generous support, 
your leadership will continue to move forward as resources are 
made available. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jesse Hughes, Chairman 



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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

The Bible is the essential tool of missions and evangelism. It 
presents Jesus Christ, the only hope of men and nations. It can go 
where the missionary cannot go and can stay on after the mission- 
ary leaves. The American Bible Society is an active partner of 
Southern Baptists. It serves every form of Southern Baptist Mis- 
sion work at home and abroad. The Society helps missionaries to 
translate the Bible, distributes copies without profit and usually at 
a small fraction of their cost, distributes Bibles in Braille and do- 
nates copies to our Armed Forces. 

We as Baptists are proud to have a part in supporting the work 
of the American Bible Society. In 1958 Southern Baptists gave 
$162,199 to the Bible Society and for the first time stood first among 
all denominations. We can continue to lead in our support if every 
church will give. Let us set as our goal for next year, every Baptist 
Church in our Association giving to this worthy cause. 

Please send your gifts to our Baptist State office marked "for 
the American Bible Society". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Chairman 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

"Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation 
from day to day." These words taken from the 96th Psalm have 
been the watchword of the members of Woman's Missionary Union 
for this year, but do we really shew forth his salvation from day to 
day? 

Let us look at some figures from the reports of the WMU of 
the Yancey Baptist Association. We have 7 churches reporting one 
or more mission organizations, with a total of 260 members. This 
includes Sunbeam Band members on through WMS members. Four 
new organizations were reported during the year. 

In compliance with the Third Jubilee Advance Goals, members 
of the Woman's Missionary Union have been asked to add a 1% in- 
crease to the mission offerings each year. This year, we were asked 
to give 11% more, next year 12%. The amount of the mission of- 
ferings from this Association were as follows: 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions $710.17 

Annie Armstrong Offering for Home Missions 528.04 

Heck-Jones Offering 126.92 

The Season of Prayer and Offering for State Missions is in 
September. The WMU goal is $75,000. 

The first session of our annual spring meeting was held at the 
Laurel Branch Baptist Church. At this meeting, we voted to adopt 
a set of by-laws to guide us in our work. At the second session, 
which met at the First Baptist Church, Burnsville, we were chal- 
lenged and inspired as the Reverend Vance Vernon told us of his 
experiences as missionary to equatorial Brazil 

In our mission study classes, we are now studying the book, 



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"Christian Witnessing" by Floy M. Barnard. Dr. Barnard tells us 
that only about 4% of the members of our Southern Baptist 
Churches ever do any personal witnessing. The missionary message 
of the Bible reveals God as the Loving Father who has made salva- 
tion possible for all by the death of his Son. His love has l;een 
given to us that we might share it with others. 

We need to provide more mission organizations for our young 
people. An Intermediate GA read the life of Lottie Moon and for 
the first time realized that a woman could do much work for the 
Lord; now she is serving as missionary in Ecuador. She says, "Un- 
less young people know of the needs and opportunities on the mis- 
sion field, they cannot be expected to give their lives as mission- 
aries. 

Elizabeth Hale learned about missions as a Sunbeam. She gave 
her life to Christ and became a missionary, first to China, later in 
Malaya. This is the way young people are led in missionary edu- 
cation organizations. 

Woman's Missionary Union has helped many to develop a rich- 
er prayer life. The Calendar of prayer is found each month in 
Royal Service, and lists the names of all our home and foreign mis- 
sionaries on their birthdays. In this way, during the course of a 
year, we pray for each of our missionaries by name. 

If you do not have a WMU in your church, wouldn't you like 
to organize one? Why not decide to do it now? 

There are so many people in the world waiting to hear the 
message of salvation. We must accept our responsibility as Mis- 
sionary Baptists to be witnesses unto the uttermost part of the 
earth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Jess Styles 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

We, the members of the Resolutions Committee, wish to express 
on behalf of the Association, our appreciation to West BurnsviUe 
and Riverside Churches for their entertainment in every way and 
for the delicious meals. 

The speakers and young people have been an inspiration to 
each one of us during the Annual Sessions of the Yancey Baptist 
Association, and for each Speaker who has given us the heart of 
their message to inspire us to advance in all phases of the King- 
dom work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. David A. Staley, Chairman 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rev. Ralph Young 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this Article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Eangdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
"elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate-Moderator who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union Program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 



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the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the member of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptist. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session 
of the Association. Providing that the Wom.an's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for member- 
ship on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Asociational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLEA. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP AND LOCAL EXPENDITURES 



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Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Bumsville, First. 
Burnsville, West. 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

HaU's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove. .. 
Pleasant Valley... 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel... 

Zion 

Totals 



.14 



3 

...4 
.13 

3 

....5 
446 



7 233 



4 

141 



...75 
155 
147 
366 
161 
168 
157 
.37 
.82 
153 
204 
157 

...60 

...49 
..64 
202 
...75 

....44 
.39 
70 
150 
195 
109 
.60 
62 
100 
.50 
266 
133 
123 
85 

3970 



..48 
...6 
...5 
.13 

47 
177 
.50 
.20 
.93 
.63 
.13 

15 
.80 
119 
..40 
.15 
.21 

83 
.37 
...2 
.35 
.20 
..50 
.50 
110 
.20 
.68 

20 
.10 
.42 
.28 
..73 

50 
1503 



...45 
. 80 
168 
194 
543 
211 
188 
250 
100 
95 
168 
284 
276 
100 
.64 
.85 
285 
112 
...46 
...74 
.90 
200 
245 
219 
80 
130 
120 
60 
308 
161 
196 
135 
5473 



...14 
...11 
4 



7 

261 



...528 
... 331 
2217 
4733 
2657 
10404 
6077 
1101 
. 1746 
...607 
.. 300 
2735 
1000 
. 906 
2738 
...503 
...511 
... 884 
2319 
...901 
...202 
.621 
3064 
3607 
...892 
....404 
... 330 
,1138 



2552 
2276 
1270 
2186 
62356 



...381.85 

.. 177.36 
...784.02 
2340.00 
.. 540.67 
5200.00 
3380.00 
645.00 
1265.45 
.418.18 

...240.00 
2055.93 
.600.00 

...729.08 

...667.83 
.200.00 

...293.58 
. 466.00 
1898.00 
.715.00 

...120.00 
.. 240.00 
2400.00 
1667.75 
.540.00 
.200.00 

.275.00 
...420.00 
388.22 
1197.00 
1861.00 
900.00 
1100.00 

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Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek .... 
Bumsville, First 
Burnsville, West. 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove ... 
Pleasant Valley... 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Yoang's Chapel ... 

Zion 

Totals 



12 



21 



.20 



...12 
...8 
....6 
... 7 
..19 
15 
10 
346 



10 ...10 
12 
23 
14 

...15' ..20 
18 19 
3031 480 



...25 
.12 
.15 
...16 
...28 
31 
...22 
...5 

.10 
.13 
...12 
18 
.30 
... 8 
...15 

.10 
14 
-.10 

.11 
....7 



... 7 
...15 
...19 
...10 
... 4 
.25 
...12 
...4 
23 
.11 
20 
11 
479 



.20 



...4 
...11 
...13 
...14 



20 



...12 
34 
...25 
.10 
418 



.61 
...13 
.20 
...75 
.27 
.. 94 
110 
.22 
. 60 
.31 
..18 
..67 
.55 
.35 
..24 
.22 
.18 
..21 
...44 
... 6 
...15 
.13 



.74 
.40 
24 
20 
33 
24 
... 45 
...42 
...40 
52 
1293 



.11 



.15 



30 



41 152 



.43 
78 
194 
135 
270 
235 
....76 
92 
61 
67 
172 
128 
100 
. 83 
...49 
71 
63 
. 98 
51 
.35 
52 
157 
173 
102 
56 
62 
100 
56 
120 
122 
138 
125 
3516 



104 
63 
51 

.55 
...75 
.51 
63 
88 
74 
90 
2294 



TABLE C. TRAINING UNION 



CHURCHES 



Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek .... 
Bumsville, First . 
Bumsville, West 

Cane River 

Fairview 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Mitchell ... 
Mount Pleasant .. 

Pleasant Grove 

South Estatoe 

Young's Chapel ... 
Zion 



.15 
...9 
..10 



0) 

s 
s 

c 

.10 
.15 
.24 
.15 



.12 



.15 
.12 

.14 . 

14: 

.10 

15 '. 
.12 
..6 
15 

10 



.15 



3 
< 

5 

...19 . 
.11 
...13 . 
.. 29 . 
...15 
...14 . 
...11 . 

■■.lb . 

...10 
...22 . 
...24 . 
...31 . 
.20 



O 

^32]" 
.82 
..60 . 
. 94 . 
..75 . 
..40 
.60 
.28 
.24 
.40 
.38 
.64 
.65 
.71 
52 



2 
> 
< 

.25' 
.65 
...40 
.53 
...35 
.25 
...40 
...15 
..15 
...30 
.28 
.30 
...45 
...30 . 
.40 



• Indicates "No"; Indicates "Yes" 



TABLE E. BROTHERHOOD WORK 































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1 - '■ ' ■ ' " 
CHURCHES 


. Junior 

A. Chapters 


nior R, A. 
rolment 


. Intermediate 
A. Chapters 


ermediate 
A. Enrolment 


tal R. A. Enro 


in's Brothcrho 
rolment 


tal Men 


and Total 
rolment 




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3 C 


o . 

Zai 








o 


OW 




1 


.... 9 
....20 


1 


.... 6 
...14 


...15 
...34 
32 
81 


...12 
...25 
.13 
50 


...12 
.25 
13 
50 


...27 
59 
45 
131 




1 


1 




1 


...20 
49 


1 


...12 
32 


Totals „ 


3 


. 3 



TABLE F. WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 















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o> 




Oi 










Units 




Units 


Units 




Enroll 


irolled 


Enroll 


1 


oiled 


lers 
lization 


CHURCHES 


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to 




;am 




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CO 




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rgar 




w 
J3 
C 


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3 


V 








s 






w 


6 






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H 


§ 

w 


d 










Helen's Creek 


3 


2 






7 


20 


...14 




24 


58 


32 













1 




16 


.16 


...12 




3 


2 


1 


6 


...12 


.30 


...20 


5 


.80 


135 


48 


Burnsville, West 








1 


1 




10 


.10 


.10 






1 




1 


2 




7 




10 


...17 


5 




.1 






1 


2 


7 






6 


.13 


2 


Totals 


. 1 
8 


1 

6 


1 

2 


1 

13 


4 

29 


...12 
69 


... 5 
46 


4 

.. 9 


. 10 
156 


31 

280 


... 6 
115 



TABLE X. MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 
Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Bumsville, First 

Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel 
Cane River 
Claymound 
Concord 
Crabtree 
Double Island 
Elk Shoal 
Fairview 
Hall's Chapel 
Indian Creek 
Ivy Gap 
Jack's Creek - 
Laurel Branch 

Locust Grove 
Mt. Mitchell. 
Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap ... 
Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley 
Price's Creek 
Riverside 
Shoal Creek 
South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 




MINUTES 

ot 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



held with 
BYRD'S CHAPEL (First Day) 
SOUTH ESTATOE (Second Day) 
August 18-19, I960 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
ELK SHOAL (First Day) 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Second Day) 
August 17-18, 1961 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



held with 
BYRD'S CHAPEL (First Day) 
SOUTH ESTATOE (Second Day) 
August 18-19, I960 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
ELK SHOAL (First Day) 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Second Day) 
August 17-18, 1961 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Moderator Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 

Association Moderator Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Jesse Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Comm. 

Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Orphanage Chm Rev. Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. W. E. McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Chm Mr. H. G. Bailey, Box 201, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the Aging Mr. M. D. Bailey, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Mr. Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chm Mr. Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 



CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
Treasurer: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N, C. 
S. S. Supt: Claude Wilson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Kay Edwards, Bee Log, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Coy Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Allie Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Don Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Gather McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 
Music Director: Floyd Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Charles Smith, Marion, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mr. Will Banks, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Carlie Rice, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Frank Parsons, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Sam Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Miss Winnie Westall, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Charles E. Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Rev. Charles B. Trammel, Burns- 
ville N. C. 

Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Edgar F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres.: Julian Cornwell, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Director: Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Mrs. Irwin Wicker, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist: Mrs. Philip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Paul Laughrun, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. W. L. HuUett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Ben Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Bayard Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: Donald Souther, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Arnold Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Donald Souther, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Wilson Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CANE RIVER— Pastor, Rev. W. E. McPeters, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Betty Jo Edwards, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Harvey Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor, Rev. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Veannie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: I. T. Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Bud Wilson, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ransom Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Miss Barbara Jean Riddle, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 



CRABTREE— Pastor, Rev. Charles DuVall, Rt. 1, Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 181, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Frank McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 96, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Hobert Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Kermit Gillespie, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Earl Blankenship, Rt. 3, Weaverville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Bible Study Chm.: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 
Music Director: J. J. McCurry, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Glenna Lee Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. 



ELK SHOAL — Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Box 24, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Ted Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Ted Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Miss Louise Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs, Handy Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Box 226, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Joe Tyner, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Ray Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Edward McFalls, Rt. 4, Marion, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Herman Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Herman Wilson, Rt, 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3. Box 313, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mrs. Ada Robinson, Rt. 3, Box 301, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Sam Rath urn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor, Rev. Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Pauline S. Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Treasurer: Jesse Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Emory Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Choir Director: Barnard Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianist: Linda Ann & Mary Glenn Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bakersville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Mrs. Gwen Bailey, Rt. 1. Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: John Duncan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist- Mrs. Ruby Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, Rev. M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Oliver McMahan, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Billy Brook Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. S. Pres.: Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director: Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Albert Williams, Pensacola, N. C. 



LOCUST GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Earl Cole, Rt. 3, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Reece Murphy, Rt. 1, Rehef, N. C. 



MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Rev. Roy Branch, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Odis Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Wilson. Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Russell Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Dean Metcalf, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. S. Pres.: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director: H. W. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Barbara Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mrs. S. D. Bailey, Jr., Bald Creek, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Rev. Wade Boone, Rt. 3, Bakersville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Edward Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Janice Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Charles Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 



PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Rt. 1, Green 
Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Dorothy Sparks, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: George Randolph, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Van Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director: Gaw Sparks, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Box 111 A, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: John McCurry, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Box lllA, Burnsville, 
N. C. 



PRICES CREEK— Pasor, Rev. Frank Enghsh, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Box 246, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edrus Ledford, Rt. 3, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Elhs Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Rev. C. C. Fisher, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Jimmie Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Jeanette Foxx, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Young, Rt. 1, Burns ville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lee Dulaney. Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Hope Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Pursie Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Velma Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Cora Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: J. M. Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



WINDOM— Pastor, Rev. J. Astor Buchanan, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Margie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 88, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 88, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: W. E. Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons, Dillard Wilson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 



YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. G. H. Dellinger, Rt. 3, Newland, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Roy Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Herman Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Marie Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — Pastor, Rev. Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Eugene S. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bill Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Frank Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Walter Byrd, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Gale Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: J. W. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Andy Robinson Bee Log, N. C. 

Bamett Ray Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

C. C. Adkins Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 

Kenneth Beatty Johnson City, Tenn. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bisis McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Charlie Chrisawn Micaville, N. C. 

J. C. Wilson South Carolina 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Avery Buchanan Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mountain, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dave Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lee Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Russell Thomas Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

EHis Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dillard Wilson Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Rom Grindstaff Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BALD CREEK— 

Mrs. Sallie Hensley, Dan Phillips, Virgle Johnson, G, A. Fender, 
Charlie Hensley and Mrs. Lizzie Radford. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— 

Zeb Fox, W. B. Hensley, Rhea Penland. 

BROWN'S CREEK— 

Edgar Webb, Mrs. Frank Whetstine. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 
W. C. Ramsey. 

CLAY MOUND— 

Nick Gouge, Deacon; Tom Chrisawn, Deacon. 

CRABTREE— 

A. D. McCurry, Charlie McCurry, Jasper Allen and Roscce 
Wyatt. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— ^ - 

L. D. Thomas, Chm. of Deacons, George Robinson. 

ELK SHOAL— 

Grant Edwards. 

INDIAN CREEK— 

Mrs. Donnie Maney. 

IVY GAP— 

Virgil Silvers. 

MT. MITCHELL— 

Mrs. Dora Wilson, Dan Wilson and W. C. Robinson. 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Zade Ponder, Mrs. Emma Wilson. 

PLEASANT GAP— 

Fred Young, Robert Buchanan, Harvey Wyatt. 

PLEASANT GROVE— 
Mrs. Melvina Thomas. 

RIVERSIDE— 

Mrs. Ben Silvers, Mrs. Ben Riddle, Will Ayers, F. G. Aycock, 
Oscar Riddle. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mrs. Minnie Ballew, Mrs. Hannah Wilson, Joe Hensley, Roy 
Au'trey. 

WINDOM— 

Mark Smith. . 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— 

Mrs. Hattie Tollie, Phillip Buchanan. 

ZION— 

D. C. Bailey. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH 

The Eighty-Second Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the Byrd's Chapel Church. The theme to be 
used "TEACHING THEM". The session opened with Hymn "Sav- 
iour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us". The program was presented to 
the Association by our Associational Missionary, Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard, and adopted as prepared by the Executive Committee. 

T. U. report was read by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, in the ab- 
sence of Miss Wanda Robertson and adopted. 

Visitors were recognized and the following committees were 
appointed: Resolution Committee composed of Mrs. Gus Peterson, 
Mrs. Sol Harris and Miss Madge Carter. 

Place and Preacher Committee: Rev. C. B. Trammel, Mrs. A. 
Z. Jamerson and Mrs. Andrew Johnson. 

Reception of new churches: Rev. Jesse Hughes, Rev. Chester 
Fisher and Mrs. Jack Hensley. 

The Sunday School report was read by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson 
and adopted as read. 

Report on Children's Home was read by Rev. Jesse Hughes and 
message was brought by Brother Roger Williams. 

Rev. Claude Gaddy spoke briefly on the state's Cooperative 
program. 

Rev. Vivian Brown spoke a few words of welcome and made 
some announcements. 

The roll call of churches was made with 22 churches represent- 
ed. 

Rev. T. H. Bellinger brought the associational message using 
as his Theme "Teaching Them". 

The meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH 

Called to order using the hymn "Give of Your Best to the 
Master". The devotional was given by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin and 
the young people from Elk Shoal, Ivy Gap and Mt. Pleasant 
churches. Solos were sung by Little Miss Wanda Robinson and Miss 
Susan Hensley. 

Report of the Resolution Committee was made. Visitors were 
recognized. 

Report on Deacon Fellowship was adopted as prepared by the 
Chairman. 

Bible School Report was read and adopted. 

Christian Education was under the leadership of Miss Sarah 
Hensley, Phillip L. Elliott and Tom. Gillespie from Gardner-Webb 
College, Fred Brown from Mars Hill College and Dr. L. H. Holling- 
worth from Wake Forest College were all present. The closing 
meditations were given by the College students of our County. 



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FRIDAY MORNING. AUGUST 19TH, SOUTH ESTATOE CHURCH 

Friday's session opened with the hymn "Trust and Obey", the 
devotional was led by Mrs. Ben Banks, with young people from 
Bolen's Creek, Burnsville, First, Burnsville, West, taking part on 
the program. Soloist was Miss Amelia Penland. 

Hospital report was given by Miss Madge Carter and adopted 
as read. Dr. W. K. McGee brought a message from the Hospital. 

Christian Literature report was given by Mr. Gus Peterson and 
Mr. Morris Grant spoke. 

Visitors were recognized at this time and Dr. T. W. Branch 
brought greetings from the State Convention. 

Report on Home for the Aging was brought by Mrs. M. D. 
Bailey and Mr. Charles Birchhead brought the message. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Grady Bailey, Mrs. C. B. Tram- 
mel, Dawson Briggs, Mrs. B. R. Penland and Mrs. E. F. Hunter, Jr. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE: Rev. Arthur Thomas, Rev. E. J, 
Hall, Rev. Vivian Brown. 

TRUSTEES FOR WATSON FUND: Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rev. 
Ralph Young and Mrs. Albert Williams. 

Evangelism Report was brought by Rev. W. E. McPeters. 

Dr. T. W. Branch closed the morning session using as his text 
Hebrews 2: 1-4. 

The session adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 19TH 

The afternoon session opened with the hymn "Our Best". The 
devotional was given by the young people of Fairview, Brown 
Creek, South Estatoe and Young's Chapel churches under the lead- 
ership of Mrs. James McDougald. 

Report on Woman's Missionary Union was given by Mrs. Jesse 
Styles and adopted. Rev. McCain spoke to this report. 

American Bible Society Report was read and adopted. 

Miss Louise Mathis and Ted Mathis sang "How Great Thou 
Art", accompanied by Miss Gornella Morrow. 

Dr. Walters brought the mission message from the Home Mis- 
sion Board. 

Executive Committee: Rev. E. J. Hall, Rev. C. B. Trammell, 
Monroe Mcintosh and Gus Peterson, 
Visitors were recognized. 

Resolutions Committee's report was read and adopted. 

Place and Preacher Committee: Elk Shoal Church the first day 
and Young's Chapel the second day. Preacher, Rev. W. E. McPeters; 
alternate. Rev. E. J. Hall. 

No new churches was the report of the Reception of New ' 
Churches committee. 

A Committee to study the constitution of the Association was 
named as follows: Gus Peterson, A. Z. Jamerson, Posey Randolph, 
Mrs. Jesse Styles, Rev. C. B. Trammel, Miss Madge Carter and Rev. 
E. J. Hall. 



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The following officers were elected to serve the coming year: 

Moderator Rev. E. G. Adkins 

Vice-Moderator Mr. H. G. Bailey 

Clerk Mrs." Roy Pate 

The Association was adjourned by a closing prayer. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

"A dark church house on Sunday night is a depressing picture. 
A lighted church house on Sunday night is a vocal witness for 
Christ", said Dr. J. E. Lambdin. 

How depressing is the picture in Yancey? 20 dark Baptist 
churches on Sunday night at Training Union time. How grateful 
we are for the witness from the 13 lighted churches with Training 
Unions — now that Elk Shoal has organized. 

One of the most discouraging facts to include in this report is 
that no one participated in any of the four tournaments this year. 
The material used in these tournaments is found in the quarterlies 
beginning with July. Now is the time to enlist Juniors, Intermedi- 
ates, Young People and Adults! 

Eight of the twelve Training Unions in April observed Youth 
week. As a climax to this week we had an Associational Youth 
Night with 187 present. Mr. Jerry Potter, Missionary to the Silent 
People, brought the message. 

At this time, not including Elk Shoal, which has just organized, 
we have 660 enrolled with an average attendance of 373. It is fine 
that these are receiving training, but let me remind us that we 
have 4,052 resident church members. 

The challenge is ours — "Go out into the highways and hedges 
and compel them to come in!" 

Respectfully submitted, 
, Wanda Roberts 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Sunday School is so set in the midst of the people to come 
in contact with the masses. The greatest tragedy of the ages is the 
people who are scattered abroad as sheep having no Shepherd. 

This was the concern of Jesus over 2,000 years ago. If the 
heart of Jesus was moved then how His heart must go out to the 
multitudes that face our churches today. 

Finding the people and gathering them together, winning and 
teaching them must ever be the greatest concern of our churches. 
The theme for this coming year in itself offers a challenge "to stay 
true to the major task of our Sunday School. 

Let us look at some of the weaknesses of our Sunday Schools 
in this Association: 

15 of our churches lost in enrollment this year. 

17 lost in average attendance. 

We lost 194 adults this year, and we have only 269 younger 
adults enrolled. 



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We have 1 1 churches with no class for single people, 24 churches 

with no class for married young people. 
Let us look at some of the needs as they were revealed from 
your church letter: 

We need to reach more people for the Sunday School. 

We need more people used by our Sunday Schools. 

We need to teach them on the age level. 

Let us now look at some of the ways to meet these needs: 

A regular planned visitation program. 

A Workers' Council. 

More classes — classes for each age group. 

In the meeting of these needs we will accomplish the purpose 
of the Sunday School. With our increasing population, we are 
growing more heathen each year. They tell us by 1980 we will 
have 260 million. 

Nothing short of an all out conquest for people is adequate for 
the churches of today. We look forward unto the New Year with 
hopeful anticipation and renewed dedication to reaching out for the 
unreached in every possible way. 

Respectfully submitted, 
. ' A. Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

We would express our gratitude to the hostess church, Byrd's 
Chapel, for the excellent meal. We would express our appreciation 
for the cordial welcome extended to all by the pastor and people 
of this Church. 

For those who stirred our hearts and challenged our wills as 
they took part on the program we are most thankful. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Gus Peterson 
Mrs. Sol Harris 
Miss Madge Carter 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 
1959-60 Associalional Year 

PROGRAM THEME FOR THE YEAR: THE DEACON AND 
ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS 

During the associational year 1959-60 only two meetings were 
held. Four meetings had been scheduled but for the extreme win- 
ter weather and some other conflicts only two were held. 

Our first meeting was held with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 
in November with Brother C. P. Randolph as the speaker. His sub- 
ject was: "OBEDIENCE TO THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST IN 
THE MISSION PROGRAM". 

A stirring and challenging message on this subject led our 
Deacon's to realize that we are falling far short of the services ex- 
pected of us by our Heavenly Father. We were challenged to im- 
prove our program of service by better organization of our work 



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and by a re-consecration and re-dedication of ourselves in the mas- 
ters service. We were told that we were losing precious oppor- 
tunities and time in permitting the work to lag. Mr. Randolph told 
us that we must be about our Masters Business while it is day for 
the night cometh when no man can work. 

Miss Laura Mae Hillard, Our Associational Misssionary, led in 
the devotional period, using the theme ''A CALL TO CONSECRA- 
TION". Special Music was furnished by the young people of Mt. 
Pleasant Church. 20 Deacons, six ministers (Pastors), twelve S. S. 
Teachers and some visitors were present. There were seven 
churches represented in the meeting. 

Our second meeting was held with the Cane River Baptist 
Church on June 12, 1960. Rev. W. E. McPeters led in the devo- 
tional service. Rev. McPeters is Pastor of the Cane River Church. 

Mr. D. R. Fouts was the speaker for the meeting. His talk was 
based on "ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS". In his discussion Mr. 
Fouts gave a statistical report on the work among our Baptist 
Churches over a long period of time showing the progress that has 
been made in many phases of our work. Mr. Fouts also directed 
much of his discussion to the Deacons and other church leaders 
present, including the Pastors, challenging them to meet the need 
of the hour by a more consistant planning of the work and a greater 
evidence of Christian Love and understanding of the problems to 
be faced. Of the sacrifices to be made and the need for a more 
dedicated committal to the teachings of Christ on these things. Mr. 
Fouts gave special emphasis to our ministry of reaching more of 
the lost people in our community, enlisting them and teaching them 
to observe all things that our Saviour taught both by precept and 
example, which is THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH. 

The aim of the Deacon Fellowship is to lead our Deacons and 
churches into a united service for Christ, working together in One 
Spirit and a united purpose and that is, to carry out the great Com- 
mission. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 

Chm. of Deacon Fellowship 



BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Thirty-three churches — children all around them and in them. 

Children who are asking — 

Who shall win us? 
Where shall we go? 
What shall we become? 
Children who are saying — 

You must tell us. 
^ You must show us. 

We are your children. 
The one who said, "Let the children come unto me" is saying 
to us "as the Father sent me to love and to reach the youth even 
so send I you." In this Association twenty-two churches made an 
honest effort to win, to direct and to mold the Nursery children, the 
Beginners, the Primaries, the Juniors and the Intermediates in their 



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midst through providing a Bible School. These schools enrolled 
1,277 — these churches were busy about the Father's business. 

Eleven churches w^ere busy here and there and the opportunity 
slipped. What is their answer to the children who are saying — 

Who shall win us? 

Where shall we go? 

What shall we become? 
We feel that this has been a good summer and that our workers 
have done a splendid job, in part due to the Bible School Clinic 
which was well attended. To those who gave of their time and 
talent we know that they have found their way into the hearts and 
lives of the boys and girls and to them Christ has said, "well done, 
thou good and faithful servant." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 

REPORT ON N. C. BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Sickness is no respector of persons or pocket books. It comes to 
the rich and poor alike — the widow, the orphan, the aged. There 
are times when they need such specialized care as that available 
at the Baptist Hospital. The Mother's Day fund provides money 
with which the hospital gives assistance to those who cannot pay 
the full cost of their care. 

We as Christians know we should provide a ministry for our 
needy, sick neighbors. Jesus and the New Testament writers give 
us the answer. But do we really want it? It cannot be provided 
except at great cost. Let us look at our Association to see what 
we are doing. 

In 1959 the total Mother's Day offering was $920.28; in 1960 the 
total was $1,006.22. Two churches gave in 1959 but not in 1960. 
Thirteen (!;hurches gave more in 1960 than in 1959, and one gave the 
same amount both years. 

Our hospital serves every area of our State as our hospital rep- 
resentatives will so ably portray to you. Only a patient can fully 
appreciate that fact. Let me urge you as pastors to ever keep the 
goodness and greatness of the Baptist Hospital on the minds and 
hearts of your congregation. 

/ Respectfully submitted, 

Madge Carter 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

Good people do not read enough Christian literature, because 
often they are too busy with other things. Some of them are need- 
ful such as — We must read much to keep informed: Yancey Rec- 
ord, Asheville Citizen, Look Magazine, National Geographic, our 
professional and trade magazines. Others spend time reading 
harmful, obscene and profane literature. Others seek pleasures and 
entertainment. 

Let us budget our time so that we will have more time for 
reading good Baptist Literature: periodicals, magazines and aids to 



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all organizations in our churches. May we name a few of them: 

BIBLICAL RECORDER, news of our conventions, meetings, 
work of pastors, changes made in our churches, the Sunday School 
Lesson, activities of our missionaries, (see special section). 

CHARITY AND CHILDREN, news from the' orphanage. 

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL BUILDER, for superintendents. 

HOME LIFE, for the whole family. People who work together, 
read together, and pray together stay together. 

Mt. Pleasant Church has a club of eight. Burnsville uses 

People are influenced by their reading. Every Church should 
have a good library, many of the books can be secured from The 
Baptist Book Store. Purchase them and read them. Every time 
you read a good book you become more like the central character in 
that book. Jesus is the central character in the New Testament. 
Why not read it and become more like Him? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson 

REPORT OF THE N. C. BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

By William A. Poole, General Superintendenl 

God's gift to the Homes for the Aging during the past nine 
years has been James M. Hayes, Sr. No man could have worked 
harder, or accomplished more, than this dedicated man of God. On 
July 1, he relinquished the heavy and challenging responsibilities 
of the office of general superintendent to his successor, William 
A. Poole. 

The new superintendent is diligently at work and is finding a 
solid foundation on which to build and expand our ministry to the 
aging in our midst. 

Great blessings are in store for us m this tenth year of our 
Homes for the Aging. The new Infirmary Annex, constructed at a 
cost of $193,000, and with 28 new rooms, will be in use by Septem- 
ber 1. It is hoped that the construction of the proposed new Ham- 
ilton Home can be started by late summer, with facilities for 
around 30 additional residents. Our hats are off to all who have 
given so liberally and worked so tirelessly in bringing this fourth 
Home to fulfillment! 

At the present, there are sixty applicants on the waiting list, 
and new inquiries and applications pouring in daily. We now have 
a total of 106 residents in our three Homes — Resthaven, 20; Albe- 
marle, 34; Headquarters, 52. Even with our new facilities, it is not 
unrealistic to say that we could fill rooms up to 500 in the next two 
years. We must attempt great things for God and expect great 
things from God as we plan for the future in our ministering to 
the ever-growing number of the aging who need the loving care of 
North Carolina Baptists, 

One of the life-lines in our work is the vital relationship that 
we have with the pastors and churches of our Convention. We 
could not operate without this very important and blessed tie that 
binds. We are increasingly dependent upon the prayers and the 
financial support of the churches. During the fiscal year, October 
1, 1959, to August 1, 1960, we have received — $82,521.20 from the 



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churches. Of this amount, $76,352.70 was contributed through the 
Special Day Offering in February. Although this amount is — 
$123,000 short of our goal of $200,000, we are profoundly grateful 
to God and to everyone who has had a part in contributing to the 
worthy cause which we represent. 

We are constantly experiencing mixed emotions in the Homes. 
We rejoiced with Aune Fannie Drumwright on her 99th birthday in 
July, and were saddened by the deaths of Miss Lillie Herring in 
October, Mrs. Mary Holder in April, Mr. T. J. Castevens in June, 
and Mrs. Annie Smith in July. 

We shall welcome a visit to the Homes from our fellow Baptists 
at any time and stand ready at all times to render the service that 
God has called us to render to the aging. 

Let it be known throughout the bounds of our fair State that 
there is nothing to hinder any needy aging person in our midst from 
coming to the North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging except 
lack of space. Let us, therefore, dedicate ourselves to the end of 
making more space available at the earliest possible moment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

Jesus said, "For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save 
that which is lost." In this passage of Scripture, Jesus describes the 
greatest task in all the world . . . the task of soul winning. A little 
later we hear Him saying to the eleven apostles, "Go ye into all 
the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." This com- 
mand, though given almost 2000 years ago, is more urgent today 
than ever before. 

Sin is the greatest tragedy of all times. It cuts all connections 
between God and man. It can never be compromised with, and 
the only effective way to curb sin is to EVANGELIZE the people. 
Since God gave the very best that He had to make this possible it 
behooves every Christian to do his very best to carry out the com- 
mission of Jesus when He said to, 'Go into the highways and 
hedges and compel them to come in." 

During the past year the churches in our Association have done 
only a small portion of what we feel could have been done to reach 
the people in our area who are walking in darkness. 

According to a recent report the ratio of conversions in our 
Association last year was 1 to 24. In other words it is taking an 
average of 24 people to win one person to Christ. 

This year there were 128 additions to our Churches. 

With several thousand lost people in our communities surely 
we will accept the great challenge that is before us and strive that 
each Christian may win at least one person to Christ during the 
coming Associational year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William E. McPeters 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

TEACHING THEM TO BE MISSIONARIES 
WHEREVER THEY ARE ^ 

Few Southern Baptist churches will ever become great mis- 
sionary churches without having active Womian's Missionary Unions. 
Through WMU, the world and its need of Christ is kept at the 
heart of the Baptist program. 

Let us look at the work of Woman's Missionary Union in our 
Association. We now have 8 churches with one or more mission 
organizations, with a total of 236 members. This figure includes 
WMS on down through Sunbeam Band members. Speaking of 
Sunbeams, only two churches now have active Sunbeam Bands, 
and the number of YWA and GA organizations are also decreasing. 
I hope that all of you here today will make this a matter of prayer 
and then go back to your church and do something to remedy this 
situation. We need to realize that the success of missionary work 
tomorrow depends on the missionary education of youth today. If 
our young people are to become concerned with the needs of a lost 
world, we must provide mission organizations in our churches and 
teach them what those needs are. 

The amount of special mission offerings from our Association 
since Oct. 1, 1959 are as follows: 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions $1,024.35 

Annie Armstrong Offering for Home Missions 581.41 

Heck Jones Offering 83.66 

The State Mission Offering will be taken in September. The 
WMU goal is $80,000. Let's try to give our part of this amount. 

On April 28th, our annual WMU meeting was held at Bolen's 
Creek Church with Mrs. Roy Z. Chamlee, missionary to Peru, and 
Miss Sara Ann Hobbs, state YWA Director as our speakers. We 
were so impressed with Miss Hobbs, that we've asked her to come 
for our associational leadership conference which will be held at 
the First Baptist Church of Burnsville, on Sept. 2, beginning at 1:30. 
I hope to see many of you there. Remember that informed leaders 
make better leaders. 

In concluding this report, I'd like to read these words from an 
enlistment leaflet, published and distributed through WMU. 
I reach out my hands to you from churches of cities, towns, villages, 

and country places. 
I am old and I am young; I am business woman and homemaker. 
I am a soul-winning agency. 

I am busy week by week and month by month trying to shatter 
prejudice and ignorance, to overcome spiritual indifference, to 
gather you with other women to learn about the Lord's work 
in all the world. 

I call you to pray in family worship, in private devotions and 
groups, to pray large prayers for a lost world. 

I want you to know all you can about your missionaries in near 
places and far, to know what your denomination is doing every- 
where. 

I will show you the joy of being a tither, a faithful steward and a 
cheerful giver. 



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I will help you to lead young people in full Christian missionary 
development. 

Who Am I? I am the Woman's Missionary Society of your church. 
Unite with me. Help me begin my work in your church if I 
am not already there. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Jess Styles 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

A basic principle for missions and evangelism has been ex- 
pressed in these words: "In every missionary advance the Bible 
goes forward first". If the people of the world are to know Jesus 
Christ, they must have the Bible. The missionary's chief tool is 
the Bible. 

Everyone needs the Bible in his own language. In most coun- 
tries of the world a multitude of people cannot afford a Bible so 
someone must translate it into their language, publish it and get it 
into their hands. This is the work of the American Bible Society, 
and it is an active partner of Southern Baptists in their world-wide 
mission program. The American Bible Society ministers to the 
men and women in service by supplying to the chaplains without 
charge, New Testaments, complete Bibles, and any other Scripture 
volumes needed for distribution. 

A work worthy as this demands our support. We would urge 
all of our churches to make an offering for the American Bible 
Society during the new associational year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE— 2ND DAY 

God is so good to us! His blessings include the privilege which 
has been ours in attending the second day's session of the Yancey 
County Baptist Association. 

To our hostess church of South Estatoe we express our gratitude 
for the excellent meal. For the pastor and the people of this church 
we would express appreciation for the cordial welcome extended us. 

To those on the programs we are most thankful because you 
stirred our hearts and challenged our minds. Our appreciation 
surely would include our associational officers for the past year and 
the Executive Committee which planned the program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Sol Harris 
Mrs. Gus Peterson 
Miss Madge Carter 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association, 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Mem.ber Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are act- 
ually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the prmting and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a resonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 



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the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Commit- 
tee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session 
of the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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CHURCHES 









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Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First .. 
Burnsville, West... 

Cane River 

Fairview 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Pleasant .. 
Pleasant Grove .. 
South Estatoe .... 
Young's Chapel. .. 

Zion 

Totals 



...12 
5 

... 4 



32 



12 
10 

.61 .15 
..7 ....8 
541 112 



.18 
.16 
22 

...7 

.6 

'.'...1 

13 
20 

115 



10 28 



.18 
...20 
.20 
.26 
219 



* Indicates "Yes"; •* Indicates "No", 



Table E. BROTHERHOOD WORK 



CHURCHES 


No. Junior 

R. A. Chapters 


Junior R. A. 
Enrolment 


No. Intermediate 1 
R. A. Chapters 


Intermediate 

R. A. Enrolment 


Total R. A. Enrolment 


Men's Brotherhood 
Enrolment 


Total Men 


Grand Total 1 
Enrolment I 


Bolen's Creek 


.. 11 


6i 


1 


... 7 


.13 


12 


12 


25 


Burnsville, First 


11 


121 


. 1 


15 


.. 27 


18 


18 


45 


Burnsville, West 


11 


101 


.. 1 


12 


22 


13 


13 


35 


Totals 


31 


28! 


3 


34 


62 


43 


43 


105 



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2 


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... 7 


23 


.. 15 


.. 4 


23 


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16 


16 


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Burnsville, First 


3 


2 


1 


... 6 


.12 


29 


14 


7. 7 


.. 85 


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Jack's Creek 











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101 


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Laurel Branch 


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5 






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3 


Mount Pleasant 






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3 




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10 


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9 


Totals 


6 


5 


3 


15 


29 


57 


34 


15 


168 


274' 


116 



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Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek 

Blue Rock 
Bolen's Creek .... 
Brown's Creek . 
Burnsville, First . 
Burnsvllle, West 
Eyrd's Chapel ... 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island .... 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jacks Creek 

Laurel Branch.. 

Locust Grove 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove .. 
Pleasant Valley.. 

Prices Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 




2872.56 
1724.97 
. 315.251 
.554.50 

954.21 

545.321 
2630.331 
3594.661 

1702.531 1100.00 
1574.031 840.00 
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120.00 
48.00 .. 

146, 
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.. 143. 
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CHURCHES 



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Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek .. 
Blue Rock 
Bolen's Creek . 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Eyrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Cor cord 

Crabtree 
Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 
Hall's Chapel .. 
Indian Creek . 
Ivy Gan 

Jacks Creek 

Laurel Branch . 

Locust Grove 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant . 

Plea&'ant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley. 

Prices Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 
South Estatoe 

Windom 

voung's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 



11.00 
326.10 
116.64 
2525.00 
142.00 



455.00 
120.00 
700.00 
183.00 



54.751 116.94 



30.00 
233.00 
.. 30.00 



.19.36 



72.00 175.00 
75.00 15.00 



30.00 
12.00 



17.23 
61.88 



2.50 



70.00 



50.00 

4o!oo 



32.50 



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28.50 
406.00 
.44.50 

.11.00 



239.50 
38.00 
642.00 
. 81.35 
28.29 
38.41 



25.00 
. 5.00 



17.00 

4i!do 



25.00 
10.00 



29.00 
.79;o6 



35.831 



20.00 

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117.09 
57.05 
38.00 
223.40 
20.00 
173.00 
147.70 
.73.93 



30.81 
29.00 
20.00 
100.00 
20.00 
117.00 
. 40.00 

.25.20 



15.00 
43.68 
20.00 
50.00 
35.00 



117.88 

24.00 
135.00 
... 8.30 
. 45.20 



21.60! 
31.801 
22.75 
55.001 
15.00 
32.00 



10.00 102.50 
I 43.00 



10.00 
13 ^88 



33.88 



17.51 
149.25 
345.06 
.71.05 
. 17.25 
.. 96.50 
.. 75.001 
34.191 
100.00 1 
91.031 
62.501 
45.001 



36.00 
13.00 

10.00 
78.00 
43.00 
35.00 




25.00 



20.001 

25.00i 
100.00! 

57.431 
. 8.521 

20.001 



21.40 



20.00 



5.671 



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